I was at the 1990 State track meet when Robert Smith finished second in the 100 to Almond of Princeton and second in the 200 and 400 to Dunbar's Chris Nelloms. Nelloms had a meet not unlike Jesse Owens. He equalled or bettered national HS marks in the 110s, 200 and 400 and anchored the winning 4 X 400 team. Almond ran a great 100. On any other day, in any other year, Smith would have single handedly brought home the state championship, but on this day he was just another very good athlete. Maybe that's what we're witnessing this year. this is just a very good team that has the misfortune to be around when Texas, Penn State and USC have incredible years. How many times does anyone have a QB the equal of Vince Young or Matt Leinhart? How many times does a team's defense and offense come together the way PSUs have this year? I think we clearly overestimated what we saw when the Bucks savaged Michigan and Okie State at the end of last season. As we now see, these were teams on the way down and our victories have to be reevaluated. We're not far from being in the same class as the rest of the top five, but like Robert Smith on that day in 1990, it's just not in the stars.