The transformation was a thing to behold, and just another reason why Troy was a fan favorite.
Troy started his career at quarterback by losing a head to head competition with Justin Zwick to replace Craig Krenzel.
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They could make a movie about Troy Smith’s journey at Ohio State.
I am sure I am missing some things that made Troy great, so feel free to share your own favorite memories.
It is remarkable how far Troy Smith progressed during his time in Columbus, and unfortunate how that time ended.
The suspension resulted in some rough going at the beginning of an extremely promising 2005 season (losses to Texas and Penn State).
Thankfully, once again, Troy responded like a champion, and by the end of the year Ohio State fielded one of the best teams to ever wear scarlet and gray.
Smith capped off the 2004 season with one of the best performances ever by a Buckeye against Michigan, leading the team to an upset victory.From an athlete who struggled to find a position on the team to a Heisman winning quarterback, the path Smith took was incredible, and there were many ups and downs along the way.Troy’s transformation from an athlete into a quarterback was almost as drastic as his transformation from an immature college student into one of the best leaders to ever play at Ohio State.Troy led the 2005 team to an amazing comeback victory in Ann Arbor (2-0), and smashed Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl.Troy Smith had once again taken Ohio State and its fans to the top.Smith had a few run ins with trouble (including accepting illegal benefits that resulted in a two game suspension) but he learned from them and grew from them like only a true champion could.