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Even though the Eagles ahve a bye this week, there's plenty to talk about. I was at practice Tuesday to catch up on things on and off the field, including progress on the new video scoreboard and the team's new matte-black helmets, which will be used later this season at a game to be determined (I have a pretty good idea which one.) I tweeted an image of the helmet while I was at practice; follow me on Twitter at @srjimallen. While I was there, word filtered in about the half-game suspension slapped on WSU safety Deone Bucannon after his hit on EWU receiver Greg Herd. Folks in Cheney thought that was a biteasy. Here's a discussion of the topic at Coug Center, along with a video of the play.
As I write this,it's only 35 hours until kickoff of Eastern's season opener at Idaho. Until then, here's a transcript from our live chat yesterday. Thanks, everyone, for participating, and we'll do it again next Thursday, two days before the WSU game. Also, tomorrow's paper will include our annual football preview section. Watch for it! Meanwhile, potentially big news out of Moscow, where the Vandals may be changing quarterbacks on the eve of the game.
Don't forget: Live Chat at noon today on Eastern football, right here on SportsLink, focusing on the season opener Thursday at Idaho. In the meantime, here's my story on the EWU starting lineup and a feature on EWU senior safety Jeff Minnerly of Spokane.
As the Eagles prepare for the final two-a-day of fall camp, here's a quick look back at yesterday's stories in the S-R, including my practice roundup featuring punter Jake Miller, and my blog post from last night, which includes a couple of videos. Meanwhile, there plenty happening outside Cheney, including …
It was a dark and stormy morning, but my computer isn't fried yet, so here goes with a quick look at links to EWU opponents: First, in Pullman, Christian Caple reports that the starting WSU quarterback is almost certain to be Jeff Tuel. Furthermore. …
Don't forget: live chat here at NOON TODAY with EWU football beat writer Jim Allen (That would be me.) LAter this morning, just go the the Spokesman home page, then to "Topics" in the upper left of the page, and then to "SportsLink." The chat will appear; hopefully you can post questions ahead of time. Meanwhile, here's a link to my report from Wednesday's morning practice.
The Eastern Washington University football team begins two-a-days this morning, and in that spirit, we'll try to step it up as well, with a morning blog on SportsLInk, a practice report and an evening blog, also on SportsLink. And follow me on Twitter at @srjimallen for up-to-the-second updates continuing this morning. And in case you missed it, here was my last report on practice and my post-practice blog Friday afternoon:
Meanwhile, future Eagle opponents have been busy as well …