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saltybuck61


Salt Lake City, UT

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The 2007 game against TTUN. It's the only game against them I have been to. The O-H-I-O chant in the Big House is something I won't forget.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: AJ Hawk/Ryan Shazier
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: David Lighty
  • NFL TEAM: Detroit Lions
  • NHL TEAM: Detroit Redwings
  • MLB TEAM: Chicago Cubs

Recent Activity

Comment 23 Jul 2014

They won't. Alabama consistently has a terrible out of conference schedule, and a weak schedule in general. However, since they have won national titles recently and recruit better than everyone else, no one questions whether or not they are good enough.

Comment 22 Jul 2014
I don't think that he is doubting JT's ability. I think he is just stating that TG is a lot like TP. JT might be excellent, but he does not play like Pryor does. Gibson plays similar to Pryor, and people want to see how Pryor would do in Urban Meyer's system. Therefore, it is in the best interest of those folks to get a commitment from Torrance Gibson.
Comment 21 Jul 2014
I think the running backs do fit the bill as well. I just singled out the WRs because I feel that if I had to pick one weakness, it would be the WRs. I actually believe that both units can be excellent, but I wouldn't be surprised to see some growing pains, especially during the non conference games.
Comment 21 Jul 2014
I am going to say that the WR will be the weakness of the team. There is some young talent there for sure, but last year Philly Brown was the only competent receiver in the latter half of the year. It is a widely unproven position despite the surplus of young talent.
Comment 19 Jul 2014

Dontre Wilson runs a 4.5 laser timed, so it would surprise me if Miller is faster. Well, at least he did when he went to run at The Opening back in high school. He could have definitely gained some speed though. Miller is shifty for sure, but I would be very impressed with a 4.4.

Comment 19 Jul 2014

I would assume so. I believe the number of attrition still takes into account the juniors that decide to leave early. Last year two members of the team left early (Shazier and Roby). Tressel certainly had many years where several guys decided to leave early. Outside of leaving early for the draft, it isn't unreasonable to assume one or two guys transferring due to lack of playing time or injury. I would say the numbers are pretty equal between Meyer and Tressel, although I do not have hard data to back it up.

Comment 15 Jul 2014

I agree with you for the most part, but I thought that he made a significant improvement with blocking compared with 2012. It would be nice to see some more improvement running routes and catching the football though.

Comment 10 Jul 2014

I agree. The Buckeye Gillie Suit Dude should remain anonymous. This will allow the legend to live forever through apprentices/descendants. This is one of the only superfans I enjoy. This fan is clearly not about the personal fame, they just like to show their love for the Buckeyes.

Comment 09 Jul 2014

Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan? I grew up in Rochester and used to go to Oakland University soccer games as a child. I might have even seen you play.

Comment 08 Jul 2014
Throwing isn't all about the throwing arm. Working on footwork, hip rotation, eyes, and more can really improve throwing without actually throwing a football. Also, he can work on his decision making without a healthy right arm. In fact, I think that Miller's improved decision making will bring him to the next level.
Comment 07 Jul 2014

Nick Connor too. All of the linebackers from the 2015 class could be from Ohio if everything goes as planned.

Comment 04 Jul 2014

This is very true, but at the same time, Alabama hired Lane Kiffin to replace him. I think time will tell if this is a good hire for Michigan. I believe that anything is better than Al Borges outside of the Ohio State game though, so there could be a slight improvement.

Comment 28 Jun 2014

This may be a moot point, but it was the Northwestern game where Miller started off slowly. He had one of his best performances of the year against Wisconsin. Either way, I completely agree with your point. Competition brings out the best in people. 

Comment 28 Jun 2014

I actually said the same thing about Troy Smith after his junior year. Although unlikely, if Braxton Miller can make a similar improvement, a Heisman would almost be expected.

Comment 23 Jun 2014

I can't hate him. He is just a high school kid.

In fact, I almost feel bad for him. He is going to Michigan to play football. I wouldn't wish that fate on anyone, and he chose to do it? I don't think it will take very long for him to see the error in his ways.

Comment 19 Jun 2014

I forgot to mention that I hate MSU fans way more than UM fans. Obnoxious, winy, entitled, the list goes on. They were like this even when they were accustomed to losing seasons. They are by far my least favorite fans, besides maybe Alabama fans on the interwebs.

Also I like Brady Hoke. 

Comment 19 Jun 2014

I hate when people complain about Braxton Miller as a quarterback. He is possibly the best guy Ohio State has had since Troy Smith. In 2005, if I remember correctly, Smith was throwing to 3(!) wide receivers who were eventually drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft. In 2006, he threw to four guys who eventually got drafted. Miller has only thrown to one receiver who has been drafted over his three years as a starter, that being Devier Posey, who was drafted in the third round. With some help from his receivers, he might be doing better. 

I also confess to betting against the Buckeyes against MSU and Clemson. It has brought me shame ever since.

Comment 10 Jun 2014

That is the biggest reason why I can't see the running game being as efficient as last year, even if Carlos Hyde was back there. The offensive line will most likely not be close to last year's production, although I would not be shocked to see Warriner coach up a quality unit once again. 

Comment 07 Jun 2014

Curtis Grant did alright last year, considering he was injured for several games and didn't play in the nickel package. He is a good run stopper and solid rushing the QB. However, the drop off after him was astounding. The defense seemed like a completely different unit when his backup was in, that being Camren Williams. Williams looked especially lost against Illinois. 

Grant will most likely start at the beginning of next year, but I could definitely see McMillan challenging him for it. After watching the spring game, McMillan looks like the real deal. Honestly, I think those two are more than capable of handling the position.

The spring game also showed improved play from everyone on the defense, particularly the defensive backs. I think the improvement of the defensive line and the defensive backs will also help take some pressure off of the linebackers. It could be a return to the Silver Bullets this year if the spring game is any indication.