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Sports >  EWU football

Gunner Talkington, Trey Turner emerging as top candidates to be EWU’s backup quarterback

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Gunner Talkington, true freshmen Trey Turner and Kellen Kranc and redshirt freshman Simon Burkett are each battling for the outright No. 2 quarterback job behind Eric Barriere, a preseason Walter Payton Award candidate. Two weeks into practice, it appears to be a two-way race between Talkington and Turner, with the former appearing to have the edge due to experience.

Sports >  WSU football

Anthony Gordon takes a significant step in QB race. And four other impressions from Washington State’s second scrimmage

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 11:13 p.m.

For the second time in eight days, Washington State went over 100 plays, this time simulating a game scenario in the mid-afternoon rather than early evening, and adding an officiating crew to the mix to give the Cougars a better idea of what’ll fly and what won’t when they suit up for the season opener in 14 days.
Sports >  NCAA football

Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts cramming for only year with Sooners

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts is cramming as he prepares for his only year with the Sooners. Before transferring from Alabama, he played in three national title games. He lost his starting job to Tua Tagovailoa last season, but his numbers and overall success still are stellar. He was 26-2 as a starter for Alabama, then completed 73 percent of his passes as a reserve last season. He has made an impression on the Sooners with his work ethic since landing on campus in January.
Sports >  WSU football

Practice report from Day 12 of Washington State preseason camp: Another disruptive day for Spokane’s Armani Marsh at cornerback

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

A daily fall practice update from The Spokesman-Review’s Washington State beat writer, Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR). We set the scene, list the day’s important notes, highlight one big play, pick the standouts and slip-ups, track the quarterback race and dissect one talking point from post-practice interviews.
Sports >  EWU football

Former EWU star Vernon Adams finds a home as starting quarterback in Montreal

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Quick screen passes regularly spun off the fingertips of quarterback Vernon Adams at Eastern Washington and Oregon, but this one needed some extra zip. Adams, who starred his first three years in Cheney before a solid graduate-transfer season with the Ducks in 2015, recalled the first time he threw a lateral pass in the Canadian Football League.