Christian Fanning of Eastern Washington Football is excited about the chances of the Eastern Washington University Eagles as they head into the new college football season. The team is the top pick in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision by three national publications, including The Sporting News.
The 2014 season is Christian Fanning of Eastern Washington Football's second year as an Eagle. His goal is to be the team's first-string kicker, and based on his record he has an excellent chance of realizing that goal. "Christian is a very solid kicker," said one of his former coaches. "He gets the ball up quickly and has excellent height on his kicks...Strong kickoffs."
Christian Fanning of Eastern Washington Football has a great chance to be seen by a national television audience this season. The Eagles' opener against Sam Houston State will be carried by ESPN, and the Root Sports Network will be carrying four Eastern Washington University football games.
As Christian Fanning of Eastern Washington Football knows only too well, the Eagles are coming off two straight Big Sky Conference titles. They have appeared in the FCS semifinals for the last two years, and have three All-American players returning for another year, including quarterback Vernon Adams.
Eastern Washington University Head Coach Beau Baldwin says it's a compliment to be ranked so highly before the season begins, but he doesn't want to make too much of it. Like any coach, you're more concerned with the postseason," he says, "and that's definitely the case with us."