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Salley Relishes Reputation As Heavy Hitter

OSU safety Nate Salley looked back at what happened to him at the start of last season. Plus, he discussed his well-earned reputation as a hitter. And, he looked ahead to what he hopes will be a big 2004 season for the Buckeyes.

It was a year ago at this time that Ohio State safety Nate Salley came to the realization that he just had to be himself. Salley got caught up in the competition for the open free safety spot on the OSU defense and did not play up to his capabilities in the team's preseason scrimmages. As a result, Brandon Mitchell opened the season as the starter. "I lost my spot after the jersey scrimmage last... Recommended Stories