The issue looms: One assumes position coach Alex Mirabal is trying to groom somebody to join the group, or play in case of disaster. Blake Brooks? Trevor Mendelson? Does Cam Dees break out of redshirt-dom and make his debut?
We knew this day was coming, but didn't know when. His punt return TD and sneaky 35-yard catch at Florida Atlantic may be just the beginning.
By the way, the move of Smith to "X" is the personnel decision of the year thus far. I know some of you are choking on your Wheaties and Spam about now, but it is.
I'd love to see Smith inside, too, but he'd be wasted as a No. 2 slot. (What, you think he takes some of Shuler's snaps?) MU doesn't run a ton of four-wide and when it does, that often involves tight end Hoskins splitting out.
So unless Davonte Allen shows dependability, Smith is your top "X," all 5-not-many of him. It's all about putting your best 11 on the field, and right now that's the best move.
(Hey to Shawney Kersey, wherever you are.)
Are the pigskin stars aligning in Huntington?
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