The Black Bears of Maine are loose.
While the entire state of Iowa is on edge waiting for the Aug. 30 Maine-Iowa football clash, the Black Bears are relaxed. Thursday afternoon, they enjoyed some paintball and going through their campus Army ROTC obstacle course.
Crafty Jack Cosgrove, Maine’s coach, clearly is a master of psychology. This will not be a team that pink locker rooms can subdue. This will be a team that will be razor-sharp mentally. And physically.
Those Bears, you see, have their first two-a-day practice today. They’ll have another two-a-day Monday, with the second practice featuring a scrimmage.
Crafty Jack keeps his Bears loose, but with their eyes on the prize. This outfit is coming to Iowa with a master plan. Beware of the Bears.