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Eagles prepare for Red-White game

Tue., April 24, 2012

Format for spring finale still on Baldwin’s agenda

Heading into the final week of spring drills, Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin still sees plenty of room for improvement on both sides of the ball.

“We have to shore some things up, play at a faster pace, and our alignments and our assignments have to improve,” said Baldwin, whose team has three more practices before Saturday’s Red-White spring game at Roos Field.

On the other hand, Baldwin said he was pleased with the Eagles’ offensive performance, ascribing that to getting in more of a rhythm. He also credited quarterbacks coach Zak Hill for “working on the (quarterbacks’) progressions from one week to the next.”

In Saturday’s scrimmage, Vernon Adams and Anthony Vitto combined for 400 yards passing. “We played it up-tempo, but at the same time tried to be more simple,” Baldwin said.

Looking ahead to the Red-White game, Baldwin said he would finalize his decision today, but was leaning toward an offense vs. defense scrimmage, as opposed to dividing the entire squad into teams.

That way, Baldwin said, fans would “see the best against the best,” with the first-team offense against the first-team defense, while the second-team units would face each other.


The Eagles will practice today through Thursday, with all sessions beginning at 4 p.m. … The Red-White game will begin at 2 p.m. … Trips to both coasts and Hawaii are among the items that will be auctioned off or won via raffle on Saturday as part of the 31st annual Orland Killin Dinner, Dance and Auction. Cost for the dinner is $100 per individual, or $700 for a table of eight. The event starts with a social hour and auction at 4:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 6:15. Besides online at, tickets may also be obtained by calling (509)359-2463 or (800) 648-7697.

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