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July 22, 2014

Matt Barrows on the 49ers: As expectations grow, jovial atmosphere from 2011 disappears

Where have you gone, 2011 49ers? New coach. Plucky attitude. Made-for-Lifetime-Channel story lines. But today, the 49ers report to training camp, and that levity is gone. It’s no longer fun; it’s business.

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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
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