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Finally, the Eastern football season can begin

EUGENE - The wait is over. Nine months since the Eagles lost in the 2014 playoffs. Seven months since quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. decided to transfer to Oregon. Three and a half weeks since the opening of fall camp back in Cheney. The Eagles are ready, and so are we. I joined the  Eagles during their walkthrough at Autzen Stadium, and here's my story from that session. I also tell the story (briefly, thank goodness) of my own life through the prism of college football. There are more stories to tell today, and the Oregon newspapers have plenty of them on today's game. From the Oregonian, Andrew Greif looks at some of the key matchups and a few more details on the game. From the Eugene Register-Guard, another look at what they're calling the Vernon Adams Bowl, plus an interview with versatile wide receiver Byron Marshall. ... Elsewhere, Weber State gave Oregon State a good game last night in Corvallis.

Jim Allen
Jim Allen joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently covers K-12 education and women's basketball.

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