Finally, a solution to James Vandeberg's issues in the passing game.
This is a terrible idea.
But I give up. I can't think of anything else to do. We know he's deadly accurate when it comes to hitting bears.
James? Can you come in here.
Sure thing, Coach!
We've decided to tweak practice a little. I think it's really going to help us get the offense back on track and make things easier for you.
... as you can see, we're going to have all of our receivers and tight ends wear bear costumes during practice.
And possibly during games, too. If we can get the NCAA to allow it.
Are they gonna pass a special rule just for me?
From your lips to Mark Emmert's ears...
Lookin' good, Keenan!
He can't hear you.
Because of the bear head.
Um, C.J. Fiedorowicz. Our starting tight end.
Has he been playing a lot?
Um, yes. Almost every snap.
Well, hot diggity dog! I must've thought he was an ineligible receiver because he spends so much time on the line of scrimmage.
This outfit is really hot, Coach.
I know, Kevonte.
Also, it makes it really hard to run.
I told you these ol' receivers you got here were slow.
Also, bears don't have thumbs, Coach. Makes it hard to catch a football.
I know, Kevonte.
It's comin' right for us!
Wait, don't --
Got 'im! Right between the numbers.
Tell Lester and Darrell we're gonna need a new kick returner now.
Wait, why is Tevaun dressed up like a moose?
Wait, you can't shoot that, James!
Pandas are endangered!
Alright, Coach, I'm ready to go!
I'm ready to kill some bears!
... play football.
You're ready to play football.
The bear costumes are just a tool to help you focus and relax.
Put the bow down. The officials aren't going to let you carry a bow onto a football field.
I guess you're right, Coach. It sure would improve my accuracy, though!
This was a terrible idea.
A big THANK YOU to Horace E. Cow for his invaluable assistance with several of these images.