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"I am because I see the light, as they say," Lowe said. "I see (the program) as I envisioned it before, as moving and getting to a certain point. ... It's going in the right direction and that's why I feel good. And these guys make me feel good in terms of their work. And I don't know what that means this year, OK? But I just know it's in a better place. We're moving forward. I know we're moving forward."
[...] [Senior forward Tracy] Smith said Lowe has been more relaxed so far this year, a sign he really isn't letting job talk get to him. But Smith also said the players want to win to "keep him around."
"There's been different rumors that his job may be on the line, but I try not to think about that," Smith said. "It's basically up to us to go out and play hard, play smart and play together."