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Blind Side Talk: Allen Smith

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No player on the offensive line receives more pressure and scrutiny than the left tackle, who has to protect the dangerous blind side of the quarterback. Redshirt sophomore Allen Smith has started all five games "on the edge" for Stanford this year, with up-and-down results. He articulately talked Wednesday about his confidence, pass protection, turnovers, teammates, Notre Dame and more.

You guys keep losing starters to injuries.  How do you keep yourselves going, and without pressing too much individually? "I think the most important thing is to have faith in your teammates.  When we lost our top receivers this year, we knew that the guys below them were going to be able to step up and perform because we feel that everyone prepares themselves at a level where they are ready...

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