Red roundup: Former Ute Alex Smith is toast of the town

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  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Nov. 16, 2011 12:52 p.m.

    Way to go Alex. You are class personified. You deserve the success!!!

    Go Utes!!

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Nov. 16, 2011 11:33 a.m.

    I'm glad Alex is finally having the success he has worked so hard for. What a great story of patience and perseverance.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 2:26 a.m.

    Good for Alex. He could end up like Plunkett: Career on trash heap, confidence shattered, new coach, new team in the Bay Area, Super Bowl winner -- only all that has happened to Alex without changing franchises or cities.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Nov. 15, 2011 6:36 p.m.

    Alex Smith is still the best QB to play for the Utes. Brian Johnson was a part of the biggest win in Ute history (Sugar Bowl), but Alex was the better player. Brian is where he should be. He is a bright young asset at the U. as QB coach.

    Smith has been with a new offensive coordinator in each of his 7 years in the league. He has been through three head coaches as well. Coming from a spread offense in college, it has been almost impossible for Smith to adjust and excel in San Francisco. Things are new again this year, and there was the late start due to a lockout. Still, you can see how Smith does in a more stable environment.

    Smith will only get better under Harbaugh. Once Alex gets more time under his belt, the Niners will let him make more plays and be aggressive. Smith is a good game manager, but he can wing it as well. Ya'll will see in due time.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 1:18 p.m.

    Way to go Alex!

    Our DB's are going to have to be sharp against WSU. That QB of theirs has a great arm and great accuracy. Hopefully our D-line will keep pressure on him and rattle him early so he loses some poise and then the DB's will have to play tight coverage and look to knock the ball away. They can't let the receivers catch too many passes.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:09 p.m.

    It's great to see Smith finally doing well. He has been very fortunate to stay around for 7 years until he finally got a good team assembled around him where the QB is not relied on so heavily. It is a perfect situation for him and he is taking advantage of it.