CHENEY -- The Eags don't hide the fact that last year's FCS Semifinal loss to Sam Houston State in Cheney is providing motivation for 2013. But their coach knows they can't tackle long term goals, without enjoying the immediate future.
Beau Baldwin preaches to his players to enjoy the process, which these days means fall camp. Eastern hit the field for the first time Wednesday afternoon.
Quarterback Vernon Adams said he had a tough time sleeping, he was so excited to get going again.
Eastern has some holes to fill, with big losses at wide receiver and linebacker. Baldwin pointed out that his program has gone through transition years at various positions in past seasons, and did so with success.
As for the coming days, Baldwin says he wants to see how his team picks up where they left off from the spring after a good offseason. He added that these days are about laying the foundation for what they hope to be another banner year.
The Eags will not take the red turf of Roos Field until their first scrimmage of the season on August 17th. They kickoff the season at Oregon