TOLEDO, Oh – University of Toledo head football coach Matt Campbell will be back at the helm this year, once again attempting to take the Rockets to a Mid-American Conference football title. It appears, however, he will not be leading the team in any pre-game prayers.
Armed with a video clip from a Rockets game in 2012, the Freedom from Religion Foundation (a Wisconsin-based nonprofit) complained last month that Campbell led the team in the Lord’s Prayer before that 2012 game. Such action, it said, violated the U.S. Constitution (separation of church and state).
Campbell issued a statement this week indicating future mental preparations will take a more individual direction.