Ohio State had its first practice of preseason camp on Monday and head coach Jim Tressel took a few…
Smith Faces Media, Discusses Off-Season
A subdued but confident Troy Smith met with the media Thursday afternoon at Ohio State's photo day at Ohio Stadium. Since leading Ohio State to an upset victory over Michigan last November, Smith's name has been in the news too many times for the wrong things. He will miss the team's Sept. 3 season opener against Miami (Ohio) as he serves the second of a two-game suspension for receiving illegal extra benefits from an OSU booster last year. Plus, he made a stir this summer when it was discovered he skipped some class time to go to Tennessee and work a football camp for NFL quarterback Steve McNair. Smith spoke in mostly hushed tones as he realizes he has to toe the line in order to get back in OSU coach Jim Tressel's good graces. "We've got the team in mind," Smith said. "The team is in focus. The team looks great. The summer workouts went well. Everybody is in shape. These guys will be ready for the Miami game and I will do whatever I can to get them ready for the Miami game...
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