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Fri., Aug. 10, 2012, 3:40 p.m.

EWU football camp, Day 3

I've just filed my story (on the increased role of the tight ends) from this morning's practice, which will be posted later this afternoon. In the meantime here are a few more observations, starting with the resurgence of running back Demetrius Bronson, whose hamstring injury last spring is farther back in the rear-view mirrow than his would-be tacklers. OK, that's a slight exaggeration, but Bronson has looked like more than a third-down back so far ...

Another player lost to injury last year, WR Brandon Kaufman, pulled in some great catches even as Bronson ran to daylight behind the hard-working offensive line (and here's a video to prove it) ... The major problem Friday was putting the ball on the ground, and head coach Baldwin let the players know it after practice. ... A big priority was punt protection in spread formation (with three blockers behind the main wall), which apparently will be the scheme this fall especially after a new NCAA rule that forbids defenders from leaping over the three-man shield.  … Baldwin urged the players to stay off their feet until today, when practice resumes at 4 p.m. After another 4 p.m. session on Sunday, the Eagles will begin two-a-days on Monday, at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. … And finally, after spending two days in the parking lot, the old scoreboard is finally heading to Jenkins High School in Chewelah.

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Jim Allen
Jim Allen joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Eastern Washington University football and men's basketball, Gonzaga Universtiy women's basketball and college and high school soccer.

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