By PETE IACOBELLI
AP Sports Writer
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston Southern coach Jamey Chadwell believes his team is more talented than it was his first two seasons. He's not sure yet if that means the Buccaneers can take the next step forward.
Chadwell's gone 10-3 and 8-4 the past two seasons, posting the most successful two-year stretch in school history. But Charleston Southern has been locked down behind Coastal Carolina in the Big South, something Chadwell is eager to change.
It will not be easy. The Buccaneers were picked third in the Big South preseason poll, again expected to finish behind Coastal and runner up Liberty.
Chadwell says he's got talented players capable of making things happen. But he says unless they put the work in to improve, the Buccaneers won't get over the hump.
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