COLUMBUS, Ohio — On a #ThrowbackThursday edition of the “Inside the Shoe” Ohio State podcast, Ben Axelrod and Jeremy Birmingham discuss Troy Smith’s legacy with the Buckeyes.
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Other topics covered on the show Thursday include:
- Smith’s storied high school career and how he wound up at Cleveland Glenville.
- How Smith landed in the Buckeyes’ 2002 recruiting class and what other schools he was considering.
- Smith’s start at Ohio State as a kick returner and offensive weapon.
- The 2004 quarterback battle between Smith and former 5-star signal-caller Justin Zwick.
- Smith’s emergence at the end of the Buckeyes’ 2004 season.
- The suspension that derailed Ohio State’s 2005 campaign and Smith’s off-field troubles.
- Smith’s Heisman Trophy-winning campaign in 2006, which cemented his status as one of the Buckeyes’ best quarterbacks in program history.
- The 2007 BCS National Championship Game loss to Florida and the effect it had on Smith’s legacy.
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