The Eagles are ready to fly south, if only to Portland for the final game of the regular season. Tuesday night's practice was intense; here's my report, plus a feature on senior linebacker Tyler Washburn. There's a big game in Missoula this week, with plenty at stake for Montana State running back Kody Kirk and the second-ranked Bobcats. Montana quarterback Shay Smithwick-Hann has been a part of the Cat-Griz rivalry for a long time; now he'll be in the middle of it.
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