When we last left off, Cal was flying high: the Bears scored on their first drive of the game after holding Texas to only 7 yards on the opening drive.
And look how clean Maynard's jersey was!
Not one speck of grass on that pristine, white jersey!
Unfortunately, things would begin to go pear-shaped in the second half, but that did not stop me from taking pictures! Join us after a jump to see Maynard's wonderful, white jersey turn completely green.
While we're on the subject of Maynard, he spent a lot of time sitting on that bench (not that there's anything wrong with that). He didn't walk around much and interacted mostly with Coach Arroyo who would periodically offer words of wisdom and encouragement. It's interesting, Maynard always sat on the left side of the bench while Keenan Allen always sat on the right. C.J. Anderson or Michael Calvin would sometimes sit in the middle. And while they sat there, they didn't talk much. Those involved with the running game (O-line and RBs) generally talked with Coach M and our interim RB coach while receivers and QBs had fewer interactions. They still talked to one another (Maynard talked to Brock a bit), but that bench seemed to be the fortress of solitude.
Plenty of smiles after Isi's TD run gave the Bears a 10-7 lead. Unfortunately, Isi is hidden among John Tyndall and a few others (you can barely see the top of his head). On an unrelated note, Will Kapp had a unique contraption that he used to wheel about the sideline. It was like a combination of a walker and a tricycle.
Maynard talks to Marcus Arroyo in the fortress of solitude while Stephen Anderson gives Michael Calvin a high five. Unfortunately, Maynard's jersey is showing considerably more green and brown than it did during the first half.
Brock Mansion imparts some senior wisdom to Arroyo and Maynard.
Amid our offense's beatdown at the hands of the Texas front seven, Oski didn't have much to cheer about. So he wandered around and created his own amusement. For a while he imitated the special teams guys as they kicked and longsnapped on the sideline. Eventually he found a serious-looking security guard to impersonate.
Austin Hinder and Terrance Montgomery kept Maynard's seat warm long enough, but it was time for Zach to return to the fortress of solitude.
With the game wrapping up in the final minute, Brian Schwenke came over to cheer up Maynard.
In the distance Tedford (not pictured) and Mack Brown shake hands as the players come onto the field.
Tipoti and J.P. Hurrell share some words as Maynard and Calvin head into the tunnel.
It looks like revenge has been postponed until 2015.