Is it really just nine days till the Eastern football opener, which by the way is sold out? No matter, the Eagles' defensive line is ready, partly because of some grizzled veterans who are all of 19 years old. ... Also here's an overall look at the team from Dave Cook of the EWU athletic department... And don't forget about today's live chat at spokesman.com/sportslink. ... The hometown Huntsville Item offers a comprehensive look at Sam Houston State , which is giving fans an interesting way to follow the team. ...How young is the Montana Western coaching staff? Here they are. ... The UW linebacking corps looks especially strong, according to this story in the Seattle Times, and a former Husky head coach was in court this week.. ... The Tacoma News Tribune has a feature on Husky receiver John Ross. ... Montana State has a pleasant problem: a crowded backfield, and a not-so-pleasant problem at kicker.
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