Eastern Kentucky opens up its season this Thursday night at 7 against Robert Morris at Roy Kidd Stadium.
The first time the Colonels have hit the field without T.J. Pryor, Matt Denham and Tyrone Goard against someone other than itself.
And that doesn't sit well with EKU...who missed out on the FCS playoffs last season following and 8-3 regular season mark.
Something that surprised the Colonels, who were expecting to see their name pop up during the selection show in 2012.
But it won't hurt them this season...just push them harder.
Hear from Dean Hood in the video.