I’d be shocked at this point if anyone other than Brandon Dawkins starts the Sept. 2 opener against Northern Arizona. Nothing I’ve seen or heard leads to any other conclusion. I thought Dawkins played well Saturday, despite throwing two interceptions. One was just a great play by cornerback Antonio Parks (more on him later), who won a 50-50 ball with Cedric Peterson. (At first blush, it appeared that Peterson came down with the ball, a deep pass down the right sideline). The second was a play Dawkins telegraphed a bit, allowing Troy Young (more on him later too) to break on the ball and tip it to Jarrius Wallace. I wrote down the word “easy” in my notes after several of Dawkins’ completions – as in, he took the “easy” plays that were available to him. Dawkins often didn’t see those receivers last year, so that’s a sign of progress.