"He knows exactly what we're seeing when we're in the saddle," said Smith, who worked for Tedford as an administrative assistant in 2010.
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"The biggest thing for me was mechanics. He's a mechanical genius," said Smith, whose Ducks averaged 39 points a game in 1998, helping him become the No. 3 overall in the 1999 NFL draft.