August 11, 2006

Smelley all smiles after week of practice

The first official week in Columbia for Chris Smelley has been a rousing success as far as he's concerned.

And not just on the football field, either.

"I've loved it up here so far," Smelley said. "It's been everything I've dreamed it to be. I'm having a great time."

Columbia and Tuscaloosa, Ala., Smelley's hometown, resemble each other in many ways. The obvious similarity is that both cities have a major university within their municipal limits that dominate the life and culture of their respective towns.

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