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Alex Smith as a Utah QB under Meyer
Alex Smith as a Utah QB under Meyer
By Franz Beard Managing Editor
Date: Jan 9, 2006

SAN ANTONIO --- During mat drills at 5 a.m. in the first offseason of Coach Urban Meyer's two years at the University of Utah, Alex Smith was wondering who was crazier --- Meyer or Matt Balis, the barrel-chested strength and conditioning coach who was constantly in his face screaming at the top of his lungs? The yelling and screaming was bad enough, but what did wrestling linebackers or carrying rocks have to do with playing quarterback?

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