I'm about as die hard an EWU fan as I am a Hawks fan. EWU's potential this year feels just about as high as Seattle's. We won the National Championship in 2010, and looked to repeat last year, but injuries killed us. We lost 14 starters throughout the season, with 3 of them being OL within the first 3 weeks. Because of that, we have a ton of depth, and all the players have one goal on their mind: our second National Championship.
We have a potential NFL QB in SMU transfer Kyle Padron (6'4, 225), throwing to a bevy of potential NFL WRs. Brandon Kaufman (6'5, 215), Nick Edwards (6'3, 200), and Greg Herd (6'3, 200) all have had a 1000+ yard season in the last 3 years: Kaufman in 2010 (1214 yds, 15 TDs), and both Edwards (1250 yds, 19 TDs) and Herd (1022 yds, 7 TDs) this last year.
We've got a pretty tough schedule to start the season, as we play 3 straight on the road, the first two against FBS competition in Idaho and Wazzu. We should beat Idaho, and might hang tough with Wazzu, it really depends on where our defense is at. Anyways, here's a link to the best write-up/preview I've found if you're not an EWU fan but would like to follow along with a kick ass local team. Gonna be a great year! GO EAGS!