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Barwin has high hopes for UC

The Texans' Connor Barwin **is going home** (sort of) to Cincinnati this weekend. The rookie defensive end spent the last four years at Cincinnati, helping the Bearcats to reach the Orange Bowl during his senior season in 2008.

Barwin has high hopes for his alma mater this year. On Sept. 7, back when Cincinnati was pasting Rutgers in their season opener, Barwin **Tweeted** that "The Cats are playing for the national championship this year!" With the Bearcats now 5-0 and holding the No. 8 spot in the latest AP poll, the *Cincinnati Enquirer ***featured Barwin's prediction** in a story today and also caught up with him about his rookie season.

We'll have more on Barwin's return to Cincinnati in a feature story on later in the week.

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