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More on the Eagles


As I wrote in the post last night, there was no way the Eastern Washington Eagles' football season could have gotten off to a worse start.

Dave Trimmer, in Corvallis for the game, witnessed it first-hand and had the same sad tale to tell.

There really isn't much more to say. The Eagles knew they were in tough against a team that expects to contend for one of the Pac-10's bowl berths, and they were. They know they are going to be in tougher next week in West Virginia, against a team that is a consensus top-10 preseason pick. That's just the way it is.

Don't expect complaining out of Cheney. Just expect a group of guys to get back to work, to try to improve and to give it another go next Saturday. It does get easier after that.

Dave has added more perspective, and links to Oregon-based stories on the game, on his blog.

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