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saltybuck61


Salt Lake City, UT

Member since 24 July 2013 | Blog

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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 17 Apr 2017

No, but having a few new guys in charge of the offense is a big deal, and there are a lot of differences between the 2015/2016 offense and the 2013/2014 offenses. Watching some games and studying the tapes of the games can show that. 

It seems to me that the coaches and coordinators matter almost more than anything else in college football. While recruiting top notch players is important, a great coordinator completely changes the dynamic of an offense or defense. In 2013, Ohio State had one of its worst pass defending offenses ever. The secondary was a sieve, and even that is being nice. In 2014, Everett Withers leaves, and they bring in Chris Ash, and the secondary gets good again. When Ash leaves, they bring in Greg Schiano, and the secondary gets even better. 

I expect to see a similar resurgence on the offense. Herman was a great offensive coordinator, and his offenses were effective. Tim Beck and Ed Warinner did not have good offenses. This year, they bring in Kevin Wilson, who is universally known as an offensive guru. I expect to see the same type of improvement that we got from the defense from 2013 to 2014. 

If it is anything like the Herman offense, it won't matter who is at quarterback in 2017. The Buckeyes will be a national championship caliber team with Barrett, Haskins, or Burrow starting at quarterback. And honestly, the quarterbacks look like they may make that jump. The offensive line is still a question mark, but it has plenty of time to improve.

Comment 16 Feb 2017

I'm not sure Craig James liked Hookers at all, considering he killed five of them.

Comment 02 Sep 2016

I have a few:

1: Dontre Wilson was certainly overrated his freshman season, but he may be one of the most underrated weapons on offense now. He was one of the most consistent performers on the team until the Michigan State game his sophomore season. He may not be able to break the big play with any regularity, but he can gain chunks of yardage at a time. He will make the most of his touches this year, and will be second on the team in all-purpose yards (behind Curtis Samuel).

2. Gareon Conley finishes the season as an All-American. He was excellent last year with the exception of a couple of lapses in the Notre Dame game. Nevertheless, I expect him to produce one of the best seasons that an Ohio State cornerback has had in recent memory.

3. Chris Worley will be a First Team All-Big Ten Performer this year. When he and Lee were both redshirt freshmen, there was quite a battle brewing at the spot for a while. I think it is unrealistic to expect Worley to exactly replicate the production of Lee, but I can certainly see him being an outstanding player for the Buckeyes this year.

Comment 22 Nov 2015

This may seem absurd, but I went through what people are going through now last year. I did not enjoy the National Championship run as much as I should have, as I had such ridiculous expectations after seeing what the team was capable of. I was upset that Ohio State only beat Oregon by three touchdowns. That was dumb. This year I amended my mindset and I have actually enjoyed it more than last year. 

Comment 24 Oct 2015

I went to Gameday when they came to the University of Utah and that is an accurate assessment. Desmond ignored people and left right away, while Kirk was talking with people. Also, David Pollack and Samantha Ponder also talked to the crowd after the show and seemed to be swell.

Comment 05 Oct 2015

Despite the offense still not being as good as it needs to be, I still thought it was an improvement over the past couple of weeks. If the dumb penalties get eliminated, this offense could still be decent. Still a lot of work to do though. Hope I can stay as positive as Urban. 

Comment 30 Sep 2015

Me too. That was one of the reasons I came to the site regularly. Getting to read about the gambling exploits of Warren G. Harding is always a pleasure. 

Comment 16 Sep 2015

The first game I remember going to was with my dad in 2004. We went to the Marshall game. I remember thinking that Nugent's 55-yard field goal was just a chip shot, but I was just eight years old. When I found out the actual length years later, I couldn't believe it. It suddenly made sense why my dad went nuts.

I love this post. Lots of good memories when I was younger with my family and Buckeye football. There is nothing like it.

Comment 12 Sep 2015

Neither quarterback really looked great today. Nobody on offense really did. I will say that I have never seen a quarterback fumble as much as Cardale does, but that doesn't necessarily mean that I think that JT should start.

Comment 12 Sep 2015

I could only ever root for Michigan if they have a chance of being undefeated or a 1 loss team by the Ohio State game. That way, they aren't beaten before the game. I like when they have hope and Ohio State takes it away. Like the 2006 game. Beating them that year was immensely satisfying.

Comment 11 Sep 2015

I was going to agree with Kevin about his opinion on Dontre, and to some extent, disagree with Johnny. After watching last year's games again, it is amazing how well he played at the beginning of the season. For about the first six games, he seemed to be by far the best player on offense. He consistently gets yards where there are none and runs solid routes.

I think a lot of the disappointment about Dontre comes from the expectation that he would break big plays. Sure, he may not score 60 yard touchdowns, but he gets 10 yards every time he touches the football. He consistently gets good yardage. Some of the disappointment probably stems from the last game he played a big part in, the Michigan State game. He fumbled a couple of times and dropped the ball several more times. It was not a good game for him. However, he was still arguably the Buckeyes' best offensive player before the game (I believe he lead the team in yards from scrimmage before his injury). 

I think he could have a big year too. I have never been on the Dontre Wilson hype train, but I think this year he is the most underrated player on the team.

Comment 05 Sep 2015

His highlight film is still the most ridiculous thing I have seen. In the eight minute video, he scores a touchdown on every touch until about the seven minute mark. It is unbelievable.

Comment 06 Aug 2015

I am going to this year's game at Rice-Eccles. I will also be wearing my Buckeye gear. I am not sure if it will be accepted in the student section, but oh well.

Comment 28 Jun 2015
Toward the end if the year, JT had plenty of overthrows. It has happened to Braxton at the end of the year too. I would argue that when Miller is hot, nobody is a better passer on the team. He has a cannon and has games where his completion % is 75+. However, he can be inconsistent as well. Many people seem to only remember his "bad" games, but Miller is as capable as the other two Especially with Michael Thomas and Jalil Marshall, he will have more weapons this year than he has ever had. At the end of the day though, whoever wins the competition will be a fantastic quarterback who has the ability to win a championship.
Comment 26 Jun 2015
I know he played basketball as well his first two years of high school, but I think he decided to focus on football when he went to corner canyon high school his junior year.
Comment 26 Jun 2015
Bingham football is ridiculous. They might be the biggest school in the state. They certainly have got athletic teams.