UMaine Football Looks to Previous Success for Motivation 

Three weeks from today, Maine’s first football game of the season. The Black Bears kicking off their two-a-day practice schedule today in Orono. There has been talk this offseason that with Northeastern and Hofstra dropping their football programs, that Maine becomes the weakest team in the CAA. Whether or not that’s true will be proven on the field. There has been proof that Maine has been successful recently. Seven former Black Bears are currently in the NFL. That fact motivates some of the guys but they keep it in perspective.