Smith will have to lead on both sides of the ball

The Ohio State Buckeyes have named the captains and as expected Troy Smith is one of them. Smith, Doug Datish and Quinn Pitcock are all red shirt freshman from the National Championship team. The last one is David Patterson, who came in the following year and has been a factor ever since.

This statement is exactly what Smith needed and deserved. Smith is a senior this year and if the Bucks plan to run the table, Troy will have to lead them on and off the field. Ohio State has a ton of offensive experience, but it will be important for Smith to support the youth on both sides of the ball.

I continue to hear people say the Buckeyes are the best team in the land, but if Smith doesn’t show up for one game, Ohio State will lose. When the Buckeyes won the Championship last time, the offense and defense could cover each others ineffectiveness in a game. This year the offense will have to carry the load.

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