When fans think of Eastern Washington football, the first thing that comes to mind is the passing game. But the Eagles need to keep opposing defenses honest, and that task will fall to what looks like a solid group of running backs. Here's our look at the Eastern backfield, headlined by redshirt juniors Jabari Wilson and Jalen Moore. ... Meanwhile, former EWU quarterback Vernon Adams admits he has some catching up to do on the Oregon playbook ahead of the Sept. 5 opener against his former teammates. The Duck quarterback question gets more attention in this ESPN blog. ... The first game of the year is only three days away; that would be North Dakota State at Montana, and here's a preview from the Bison. ... And don't forget: our first live chat is Thursday at noon at spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink - see you then!
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