There's a section that was removed (but posted on The Den) where Smith talks about how he thinks things would have been different if Rich Rodriguez had stayed. Considering the trajectory of the defense, things probably would have been worse for the program. For Smith, who knows? Personally, I think Al Borges used him about as well as possible in 2011, when he had a career high in receiving yards and yards per carry. Smith wasn't a feature back, and it seems that he still doesn't realize that. After the season Fitzgerald Toussaint put up one year later, you would think that Smith might say, "Well, we had another pretty good back on the roster." I think Smith did some great things at Michigan, but he was an ideal bit player who got a starting role because of a weak roster and/or some poor coaching decisions on Rodriguez's part. I hope Michigan is past the era of such a paucity of running back talent.