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Freshman Running Backs Impress at Eastern Washington

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Jordan Talley ran 65 yards for a touchdown during the Eagles' last scrimmage and will likely see a fair amount of playing time this year (Photo: SWX) Jordan Talley ran 65 yards for a touchdown during the Eagles' last scrimmage and will likely see a fair amount of playing time this year (Photo: SWX)

Of all the new players at fall camp this year, head coach Beau Baldwin is most impressed with the two young running backs, Quincy Forte and Jordan Talley.

Forte, out of Vacaville, Calif., showed what he can do during the team's scrimmage over the weekend. Talley, from Portland, scored too. He ran 65 yards to the end zone early on in the scrimmage. Both backs are expected to get considerable playing time this year with the departure of Taiwan Jones, who is fighting for a roster spot with the Oakland Raiders.

"As a whole I think we have a very deep team and we have the ability to make plays on both sides of the ball."

While the youth of the team has been impressive it will be the more experienced players who will lead the team down the stretch. Most everyone believes the Eagles have what it takes to make a serious run at defending their national title.

"Honestly, this year I think we have a lot of talent and then we have the leadership and the heart to back it up," said quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell.

Eastern Washington starts the season next weekend with road trip to Washington. The Huskies held a closed scrimmage earlier this week. Afterwards, coach Steve Sarkisian said his team looks fast and more athletic than in years past.

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