EMPORIA, Kan. -- The Emporia State Hornets are gearing up for the 2014 football season. Last year the Hornets went 9-2.
And the Hornets are ranked number 22 in the AFCA NCAA Division II Preseason Poll.
With the team's recent success, and attention Head Coach Garin Higgins wants the team to stay level headed.
Higgins said, "It's my job and our assistants jobs to make sure our players understand the difference between having confidence, and being lackadaisical or being nonchalant. Or being just comfortable. I don't want to be comfortable."
ESU opens it's season Thursday, September 4th against Missouri Southern State University.