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Shock QB Froman: Smarts and athleticism

Adam Froman is the latest to take the helm of the Spokane Shock offense. After an injury riddled 2011 season at the quarterback position, 2012 got off to a rocky start when starter Erik Meyer suffered a concussion late in the season opener.

Enter Froman, who nearly helped Spokane pull off a miraculous comeback in that opener against Iowa and then rallied the Shock out of a two-touchdown hole against San Antonio. He's an intriguing QB prospect and an entertaining interview subject. Froman carried a 4.0 grade-point average in high school and earned number of academic honors at Santa Rosa Junior College and Louisville. He's also 6-4, 220 pounds with a strong arm and can cover 40 yards in 4.55 seconds. Oh yeah, he's getting married next month, too.

Read more about Froman in a feature article that will run in Thursday's S-R.

Mitchell gets nod as EWU’s No. 1 QB

Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin made it official on Thursday, by saying Bo Levi Mitchell will be the Eagles’ starting quarterback heading into fall camp.  You can read an unedited version of the story that will appear in Friday morning’s S-R below.

QB, two others join Shock

Spokane announced the addition of three players, including 6-foot-5, 238-pound quarterback Chris Crane, who was in training camp with the Indianapolis Colts over the summer.

Crane backed up Matt Ryan at Boston College before taking over as the starter as a senior. He doesn’t have arena football experience. Crane and 2009 Shock backup Casey Hansen, also 6-5 and 230 pounds, are the team’s only QBs at this point.

Also signing were DL Bryan Save (pronounced Saw-vay) and DB Al Phillips. More on the three players below and also at

Meanwhile, news continues to trickle out at a slow pace on the new league. It sounds as if Cleveland, a member of the now defunct Arena Football League, will be part of the new league. Former arenafootball2 member Central Valley, apparently has chosen not to be involved.

The league Web site lists 13 teams (not counting Cleveland. Alabama is the af2 Tennessee Valley franchise).


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