Smith looks to redeem his status

Updated: March 18, 2009, 2:34 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Forget marriage, or graduation, this is his biggest day ever. Mom is here, in a freshly pressed gray suit, praying, because she does that at least three times a day. "You look great," she says. The agent is here, eyes darting from his BlackBerry to a corner patch of AstroTurf. Team Andre is over there, back behind the ropes, yelling, "Run, 'Dre, run!" And here's the best part: Several dozen middle-aged men in khakis are here, with stopwatches and clipboards, to see ...

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