The charterer plane carrying Eastern Washington's football team touched down in Reno late this morning after a smooth, uneventful flight from Spokane, and the team is scheduled to work out late afternoon in Mackay Stadium, where the Eagles will open their 2010 season with a 6:05 p.m. Thursday showdown against Nevada.
Those aboard the charter were amused when a flight attendent informed passengers that the name of the captain flying the plane was Joe Eagle.
An omen? We'll see.
Here is my advance on the Thursday's game.