This from Phil barber, Josh Morgan had this to say Saturday:
Wide receiver Josh Morgan was at Boeddeker Park in San Francisco yesterday to help promote a nonprofit group called Year Up. (I'll blog on that later.) I cornered him there. And when I asked Morgan about Smith, his demeanor brightened.
Morgan noted that Smith's confidence seemed to grow by the week last season, but it really sprouted when the offense finally got together for offseason workouts this spring.
"He took total control over everything," the third-year receiver said. "Like with the offense, we'd go out there and half the time Alex would just run the whole thing, run the whole practice without the coaches even being there. That's what you like to see in your quarterback. You like to see him with that type of fire, take that type of leadership. I mean, he's spitting the plays out, he's explaining everything and it's just like, 'Wow. Thank you.' I'm getting excited about it."
"It was like a whole new Alex," Morgan said. "It was like, 'Wow, where did you come from?' I had a couple friends that played with him at Utah, and they said that's how he was at Utah. So it was like, 'Wow, that's what they was talking about.' It's just exciting to see. I'm just hoping he has that same success he had at Utah, and he's gonna really show why he was the No. 1 pick."
I have been a Smith detractor for some time. Though I would be happy to eat some crow if this plays out favorably during the season.