It was noted on FootballScoop.com that the University of Redlands football program is among the elite in California, according to writer Zach Barnett. The Bulldogs sit eighth on his list of "The Top Ten College Football Programs (Right Now) in California," which included all levels of NCAA competition. As a result of Head Coach Mike Maynard's impressive showing throughout his 25 years at the helm, the Bulldogs landed in the company of top NCAA Division I football programs like Stanford University at No. 1, UCLA at No. 3, and the University of Southern California at No. 6.
Maynard's teams have never fallen below .500 in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) competition, resulting in a solid 112-31 effort to go along with 10 championships in conference action. In addition, Redlands has advanced to the NCAA Division III Championships on six occasions.
Overall, Maynard has amassed the most wins in Redlands football history, notching an overall career record of 157-72-1.
Redlands (0-1) opened the 2013 season against then-third-ranked University of Mary Hardin-Baylor on Sept. 7. Although senior wide receiver Taylor Irwin (Rocklin, CA) hauled in a 99-yard reception in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs fell to the Crusaders by a score of 13-31.
The team now looks forward to making the trip to Tacoma, Washington, for a non-conference game against 11th-ranked Pacific Lutheran University on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Fans may follow every punt, pass, and play with Mitch McClellan and Brett Malak through their audio broadcast at www.kcaa.com. In addition, PLU will offer Live Stats through Stretch Internet at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/plu.portal#.