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Eags are back in the ‘Game’

Eastern Washington University will cap spring football practice this afternoon with its annual Red-White Game, and Eagles coach Beau Baldwin plans to make it as game-like as possible.

You can read an unedited version of the Red-White advance that will appear in Saturday morning's S-R below, and you can check out what EWU's sports information department posted about the game here.  I've also included this link to a Q&A the Eagles' sports info folks did on starting quarterback favorite Bo Levi Mitchell.


Beau Baldwin, Eastern Washington University’s third-year head football coach, hopes to put the “game” – along with some fun – back into the Eagles’ annual Red-White Game that will kick off at Woodward Field at 2 this afternoon.



In recent years, because of a lack of healthy bodies, the game that traditionally marks the end of spring practice has played out more like a glorified scrimmage, with the various offensive units operating against their defensive counterparts in a strictly controlled, situational environment.



But this year, the plan is to return to the kind of Red vs. White format on which the game was built.



“I think we finally have the depth to do it, so we’re going to break it up into a true Red-White thing and have some fund with it, now that we’ve reached this point in the spring,” Baldwin said. “I really like the idea of breaking up the team, breaking up the coaching staff and playing a football game.



“Because of injuries, we’ve never been able to do it since I’ve been here, but this year we’re going to break it up as evenly as we can and play a game. I think the kids will have more fun with that and get into it a lot more than if we just had another glorified practice like we have the last few years.”



This year’s Red-White Game is again being staged as part of the Orland Killin Weekend, which is presented by the Michael Roos Foundation and included a Coaches Golf Tournament on Friday. It will be followed by the Killin Dinner, Dance and Auction which starts at 4:30 in the EWU Sports and Recreation Center and will feature an appearance by former Eagles standout and current Tennessee Titans all-pro offensive tackle Michael Roos, along with former EWU student and current ESPN radio and television personality Colin Cowherd, who will emcee the event.



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