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2017 FOOTBALL

Washington State’s Luke Falk heads a list of experienced, quality quarterbacks at local colleges and high schools


2017 Whitworth Pirates preview

Four months after Rod Sandberg was introduced as Whitworth’s head football coach, the former Wheaton College defensive coordinator was met with an offensive line held together by chicken wire.

2017 Idaho Vandals preview

From a team that won only one game as recently as 2014, to one that showed it could win, with a 4-8 record in 2015, to one that expects to win, the Vandals have been trending upward in fifth-year coach Paul Petrino’s tenure.

2017 Eastern Washington Eagles preview

The Eagles are coming off another Big Sky Conference championship season, their fourth in five years, and are picked to contend for another despite a major coaching change and the loss of some serious star power on both sides of the ball.

John Blanchette: Jack Thompson got the ball rolling in our pass-rich history

From Luke Falk to Matt Linehan to Gage Gubrud to Ian Kolste, there’s an all-conference passer at each of the area’s colleges, every level. Throw in a Pac-12-caliber talent like Coeur d’Alene’s Colson Yankoff atop the high school heap. Over the mountains, there’s Russell Wilson and Jake Browning, headliners both.