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With vocal leaders and a confident coach, Towson football plans to exceed expectations

With vocal leaders and a confident coach, Towson football plans to exceed expectations

Tenth place. That’s where Towson football is predicted to finish in its 12-team conference in a coaches’ poll released Tuesday at the Colonial Athletic Association Football Media Day at M&T Bank Stadium.

For the Tigers, the snub was an emotional stimulus.

“That’s how we like it. Hopefully, we’ll take the league by storm,” said Matt Kauffman, a 6-foot-5, 320-pound offensive guard.

“It’s good to be the underdog,” safety Monty Fenner said. “There’s no way things will end up the way they start out.”

Coach Rob Ambrose took a blunter approach.

“Picking us 10th is kind of dumb. But go ahead, we don’t care,” Ambrose said, as if...

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