After a turbulent start to the season, Zach Maynard put together some nice performances down the stretch.
Maynard demonstrated maturity and poise in impressive performances at Stanford and Arizona State. More comfortable with the offense, the southpaw looked like a legitimate starting quarterback for the Bears.
Yet at times Maynard was downright awful last season.
In a September game in Washington, Maynard threw it 43 times. Often forcing the ball into tight holes, he converted just 23 of those tosses en route to a 31-23 loss.
Against lowly UCLA, Maynard had another stinker. Going just 14-for-30, Maynard threw four picks and the Bears fell to the Bruins 31-14.
Which Maynard will show up next season will be key for the Bears, as his game will dictate the offense next season.