Sustained Excellence

By Jason Priestas on October 22, 2006 at 1:21 pm
Troy SmithPhoto by Jeff Gross/Getty Images

I had every intention of going to a local, Windy City watering hole to catch the tOSU v. Indiana game. Unfortunately, production issues from work don't give a damn about your plans. So, instead of enjoying the game with a cold one, I enjoyed the game out of the corner of my eye via web browser. I don't think I have to tell you that it's just not the same.

I was able to catch highlights on ESPN and the web and from what I saw, Troy looked great again. Barring a major injury, the Heisman is his to lose. I've been hearing his draft stock has moved up into late first, early second round realm as of late and I've been trying to picture how he'd fit into the NFL. I get tired of the league putting too much emphasis on size and 40 time but height is where they're going to try to ding Smith. Canton is filled with guys that were considered too small or too slow. If 6-1 Mark Brunell is good enough to play for Joe Gibbs, then how would Gibbs like having a Mark Brunell that could run, create plays and actually had an arm that wasn't dead? But I digress.. There are plenty of excellent game reviews from people that actually watched the game: