Stories tagged: Aaron Best
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 10:18 p.m.
The Eagles recently promoted Bryan Mills, who was on EWU’s staff the last two seasons as a defensive analyst.
Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
On Monday, Central Washington head football coach Ian Shoemaker accepted the job as OC and quarterbacks coach for the Eagles, according to EWU coach Aaron Best.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 7:27 p.m.
Aaron Best and his coaching staff - through a series of high school highlight videos - displayed their 2019 recruiting class to a room full of red-clad fans at Northern …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 8:02 p.m.
In his early days as an NFL player in Buffalo, Kurt Schulz got many puzzled looks when he talked about his college alma mater.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 7:08 p.m.
Eti Ena was named Eastern Washington’s defensive coordinator on Wednesday, replacing Jeff Schmedding, who recently joined Boise State’s coaching staff as a co-special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:58 p.m.
Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best has agreed to a two-year contract extension, the school announced Thursday, keeping him in Cheney through 2024.
Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder denies report he was offered position at Oklahoma State
FootballScoop.com – a major source for football coaching news – reported Wednesday that Reeder was expected to join Mike Gundy’s staff at OSU, according to a source.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Analysis: North Dakota State controls clock, holds off every Eastern Washington challenge in FCS title game
With every yard-churning, clock-eating drive Saturday in Frisco, Texas, the Bison took away opportunities – and ultimately hope – from an erratic Eastern Washington offense working for a lead that …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 11:29 a.m.
When Eastern Washington clipped Delaware 20-19 in the 2010 FCS national title game, it prevailed without one of the most electric players in the country.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 7:22 p.m.
Best earned 2,078 fan votes, nearly 40 percent of the total. North Dakota State’s Chris Klieman finished second with 1,127 votes.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 8:27 p.m.
Pittsburg (California) High quarterback Trey Turner’s recruiting took a hit when the talented dual-threat suffered a season-ending knee injury as a junior.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 7:07 p.m.
Since the installation of “The Inferno,” as the red turf at Roos Field in Cheney is called, Eastern Washington has been one of the best FCS teams in the country.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 10:22 p.m.
The third-seeded Eagles, playing in their fifth FCS semifinal since 2010, have to get past a staunch Maine defensive unit that upset second-seeded Weber State 23-18 on the road last …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 10:49 p.m.
Five reasons Eastern Washington is built for the long haul heading into FCS playoff opener against Nicholls State
Considering the damage the fourth-ranked Eagles (9-2) inflicted in their last four games, handling their opponents by an average score of 54-17, now seems a good time to bet on …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:13 p.m.
The second-year head man helped the fourth-ranked Eagles (9-2) earn a share of the Big Sky title and a No. 3 seed and first-round bye in the FCS playoffs.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 9:35 p.m.
EWU head coach Aaron Best said he’ll know more about Gubrud’s injury this week and if he’ll be ready to go Saturday.
Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 5:08 p.m.
When EWU locks up with the third-year head coach Jeff Choate’s ascending program at Bobcats Stadium – MSU went 4-7 in 2016, 5-6 last season and is now off to …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 9:56 p.m.
The balanced Eagles (2-1), who rank third in the FCS in total yards, have 110 carries to 94 pass attempts, totaling an impressive 723 yards on the ground and 910 …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 7:20 a.m.
When Northern Arizona quarterback Case Cookus was forced to kick the game’s opening snap out of bounds near his own end zone Saturday, the No. 18 Lumberjacks’ chalked it up …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 11:58 a.m.
Join EWU beat writer Ryan Collingwood as he attempts to answer your questions
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 5:21 p.m.
There’s a glaring disparity in scholarships, depth, resources and, at many positions, talent between the Eastern Washington and Central Washington football programs.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
Action flick: High-powered Eastern Washington has eyes set on a January trip north of Dallas for FCS title game
With one of its most experienced and talent-stocked rosters in recent history, Eastern Washington has no intention of letting the FCS Playoff Committee dictate its postseason fate.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
In the Eagles’ second and final scrimmage Saturday, the defense tallied three interceptions, yielded two scoring drives and surrendered just 269 yards.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
For the last three years, Mitch Fettig, a 6-foot, 175-pound senior, has been a key cog in the Eagles’ 4-2-5 defense, leading the team in tackles last season (92) and …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 9:41 p.m.
Of Eastern Washington’s 16 scripted and situational drives Saturday at Roos Field, just two resulted in the offense – first-, second- and third-team units – reaching the end zone.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
Increased carries coupled with the return of proven ballcarriers Antoine Custer and Sam McPherson could end the 1,000-yard-back drought this fall.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
“Injuries are part of the game. You can’t control them. You can try to minimize them with a lot of different variables, but you can’t avoid them,” Best said. “There …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
Bodie Reeder, an offensive coordinator who was given the keys to Eastern Washington’s offense after head coach Beau Baldwin took the OC job at California, called the shots for a …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 2:54 a.m.
As high-powered as Eastern Washington’s offense has been, its defense is often ahead of the curve in early August.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 6:45 p.m.
Big Sky Conference preseason favorite Eastern Washington opens camp Sunday with 17 returning starters – nine on offense, eight on defense – including one of the top quarterbacks in the …