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Day 2: Eastern Focusing on Fundamentals

EWU is all about the basics in their first week of fall camp (Photo: SWX) EWU is all about the basics in their first week of fall camp (Photo: SWX)

Eastern Washington opened fall camp on Wednesday with a giant bullseye on their back, and that's okay with them.

The defending national champions are happy to be in such an enviable position. They welcome the fact that every team they face this year will have the date circled.

They also know that if they are going to get back to Frisco, Texas to defend their title the hard work starts now. And it begins with the basics.

"This week is the time to get better – to get our fundamentals back down so we can be able to repeat," said receiver Nicholas Edwards. "This week is to get fundamentals down as much as we can so we can start taking off faster."

"We have to get all the mental mistakes out and be able to come into week 2 and just be prepared and go fast," said receiver Brandon Kaufman.

The Eagles won't be in full pads until Saturday. Two-a-days begin on Monday, and their first scrimmage will be on Saturday, Aug. 20.

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