A few observations that haven't already been tackled on Toledo's 27-15 win over Bowling Green
-The coaches are searching for answers at cornerback. Senior Byron Best got his first start of the year over a struggling Chris Dukes and played well before he was knocked out of the game in the first half with a knee injury. Best is expected to be fine, and Campbell praised the play of Dukes in his absence. Also, Jordan Haden saw his first work of the season on defense, and from what I could tell he played primarily on third down. This position group, which also includes Keith Suggs and Kishon Wilcher, is in flux and might be for a while. But at least one of the spots seems to be secured ...
-Cheatham Norrils was excellent, intercepting a pass, making an impressive open field tackle in the flat, and dislodging the ball to force an incomplete pass. He played as well as any UT defender has this season.
-The secondary has faced some talented quarterbacks in Arizona's Matt Scott (very skilled), Wyoming's Brett Smith (future star), and Bowling Green's Matt Schilz (three-year starter). It's not an ideal way to break in new starters. The next quarterback they'll see, Coastal Carolina's Aramis Hillary is averaging 257 yards per game. Hillary began his career at South Carolina.
-David Fluellen has produced a couple of solid outings the past two weekends. One week after he logged his first 100-yard game at Wyoming, Fluellen scored two rushing touchdowns and amassed 134 total yards (81 rush, 53 receiving). I like what I see out of the position from Fluellen and Cassius McDowell.