October 11, 2006

Smith working his way toward more playing time

Since he moved from quarterback to safety following the season opener against Indiana State, freshman Keith Smith working his way closer and closer to playing a prominent role in the Boilermakers' short-handed secondary.

He's still headed in that direction, but suffered a setback last week.

"I actually thought we would play Keith a little bit more than we are right now," Coach Joe Tiller said Tuesday. "We've had a flu going through our team and we've missed guys at different practices. It seems to be the 48-hour variety.

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