What do you guys think of that? Some people on other boards are questioning whether Smith is any good based on that. No one has questioned whether Embree should keep that stuff out of the papers (kind of surprised me). My take is that Embree must think that Smith has the potential to be a heck of a player or he wouldn't bother talking about him. I think that Embo knows that Smith is a competitor who plays better when he has a chip on his shoulder, so he's calling him out in order to get the most out of him. I've heard from several sources that Smith came into camp last year as an absolute maniac who was laying the wood on everyone. The coaches and certain veteran "leaders" discouraged this and took his fire away after a big hit he made on Espinoza, making him hesitant. Then, it was hard for him to recapture that when they pulled the redshirt and started him. I firmly believe that Embree is trying to get the old "Terror" back.