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EWU spring football: Quarterback competition heats up

This year, there really is a quarterback controversy at Eastern Washington. He didn’t use that word – “controversy” – but coach Beau Baldwin said as much last week as returnees Jordan West, Reilly Hennessey and Gage Gubrud took the field for the first day of spring practice.

EWU spring football: Eagles continue to tinker with new defense

Getting back to the drawing board is no simple matter, as the Eastern Washington defensive coaches and players are learning this spring. The hard work began last winter, when after some deliberation, the Eagles decided to scrap the 4-3 scheme and employ a nickel formation as their base defense.

WSU spring football: Cougars’ defense amps up pressure on quarterbacks

PULLMAN – When evaluating candidates for the vacant defensive coordinator position following the 2014 football season, Mike Leach had a general idea of the qualities he was looking for in the defense’s new leader. He preferred an odd-front – three defensive linemen with their hands down – and recruiting ability was a priority. More than anything else, he wanted a coach who would bring a lot of pressure.

EWU spring football: Eagles QBs focused on improving

Perhaps a little adversity is the best thing for Eastern Washington’s quarterbacks. After going a combined 7 for 16 in last weekend’s scrimmage, they seemed to play with a bit more urgency in practice Tuesday afternoon at Roos Field.