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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.

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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.