"This is the part we love the most obviously, being on the field with the guys," Price said.
Price has a skilled and experienced core returning and as a result, is setting the bar high.
"We have a lot of veterans. We have high expectations for them. Looks like a great young crew that we've recruited that have come here. So really we're looking for some depth and we're excited for the expectations," Price said.
Three of those veterans are crucial. John Smith, Luke Washburn and DJ Allen have all been named captains. Smith and Washburn are defending ECFC Offensive and Defensive Players of Year respectively. Allen was a member of the ECFC first team.
"It's great knowing that all these guys have the confidence in me to lead the team on the field. You know they're going to be looking to me on the field for questions and what not. I think that's something that I really take pride," Allen said.
The Eagles had a tremendous 2016 campaign and they believe they can play just as well in 2017. They just have to do two things, stick to the basics and play their brand of football.
"I think we should just keep it the same, running the ball hard. We've always done that here at Husson. I think that's a tradition thing is you know we've always had good backs here. I think power running, establishing the run first and looking to the pass second. I think that's what we need to do and that's what we've done so far," Allen said.
Regular season kicks off Sept. 2 vs. Union.