We are letting the dust settle around here. We are not pressed. We will let it all go for a couple of weeks or more, then it’s decision time for the entire football team. I know the quarterback situation is marquee in everyone’s minds. But we will deal with it.
That's the way they wanted to approach it. Miami made an offer but was told it was not acceptable. We chose not to. We decided to wait and see if we have a chance in free agency to get him. Unless we had permission to first explore everything involved, we weren't going to make an offer.
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My philosophy is to pay our own players. We stepped out of the box midway through last season. We didn’t want him to play for $380,000. We recognized his ability, but we didn’t get anywhere. That’s fine. Both parties have to agree. Unfortunately, we can’t seem to get it going. Hopefully we will. Now, we all know exactly what we’re up against.
|Birth:||28th February, 1949|
A.J. Smith is a graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island where he was a standout on the [football] and track teams. He was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 2003. Smith earned a degree in health and physical education from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1971. In 2005 Smith returned in order to attend a dedication in his honor, during which he received a plaque of commemoration which will be placed in the new A.J. Smith Weight Room inside the Woodward Health and Recreation Center. After graduating from college, Smith began his career in semi-professional football with the Attleboro Kings of the Eastern Football League as a wide receiver from 1972-1974. Smith was given a tryout with the Washington Redskins in 1974, but was never offered a professional contract. Smith was eventually inducted into the American Football Association's Minor/Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990. Smith put his college degree to work between 1971–1985, during which he taught physical education in the Providence junior high school system.
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