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Great Expectations? Not so much

Um, think Tommy's feeling the pressure?

Yep, it seems like everyone's favorite coach from the Upstate is trying to tamp down expectations for what everyone on the face of the planet believes will be his best team yet.

Bowden, in typical coach summer-speak, isn't so sure.

He's worried over his offensive line, which has only center Thomas Austin as a returning starter. Bowden's also concerned about his linebackers, all three starters gone from last fall.

"I don't see this as a veteran team," Bowden said.

Of rampant talk of coming success, he says, "I would say it was premature."

What happened to "seven gets you fired"?

It seems that Baby Bowden is beginning to back-pedal a little bit. Does he know something the rest of us don't? Or does he lack confidence in his own ability?