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LB Tuf Borland (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by MD Buckeye, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. Telekinesis

    Telekinesis Easily Amused by the Bitterly Disappointed

    Yeah, I’m not sure what people are seeing if we’re talking about performance. I’ve watched the film and he was batting cleanup when he wasn’t being blocked to oblivion from what I saw. He was recorded as having two solo tackles and I’m struggling to remember one.

    Tuf graded out as a Champion, so you’d think the coaches like what they see... but 19 others graded the same, so who knows. Hard to throw a captain at LB (probably making calls) under the bus after shutting Wisconsin’s offense and Heisman candidate RB down?
     
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  2. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I just know when I went back through the game, Tuf was around the ball damn near every play he was in from what I watched. Not saying he needs to play over Browning by any means (who has been lights out this year), but I thought he had a good game and led the defense well.
     
  3. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    He gets there, but sometimes struggles to finish the play off and and get the guy to the ground. The defense has been swarming to the ball and gang-tackling all season, which has masked some of his mistakes that would have gone for much bigger gains last year. There weren't a lot of missed tackles in the Wiscy game but he had his hand in the few I saw.

    I'm not going to crush him bc he's been a great Buckeye on and off the field, but I think we can all agree he has his limitations and is one of the few liabilities you can point to on this defense, especially when he's put in situations where he has to cover speed in space. We have yet to play a very good offense that can exploit it consistently but it's coming down the road. Hope it doesn't burn us.
     
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  4. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    Playing his ass off right now.
     
  5. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Tuf had a great game today. Really was impressed with his play.
     
  6. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Amazing how much better the players look when the staff installs a system that highlights their strengths and mitigates their weaknesses.

    I mean, as opposed to playing Cover-0 for 70 snaps and asking your MLB on one leg to cover Rondale Moore in the slot.
     
  7. Telekinesis

    Telekinesis Easily Amused by the Bitterly Disappointed

    Yeah, I thought Tuf played an excellent game. It was great to see. Definitely going to go back and watch it again, but I was pumped to see him get a sack and playing with a lot of heart. Kid was balling!
     
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  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    UNDERRATED THINGS

    Tuf Borland

    Borland is a microcosm of Ohio State's defensive unit as a whole. Last year, Borland was much maligned and scapegoated for his poor play. This year, he has turned it around, and done so really kind of quietly.

    After a sack and a team-leading five tackles yesterday in limited time (due to the starters being pulled after halftime), Borland has established himself as a really good player on a really good unit. And it has been a welcome sign for the Buckeyes.

    https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2019/11/108651/maryland-debriefing-ohio-state-rolls-terps-makes-a-statement
     
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  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  10. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    He was in on that huge 4th down stop
     
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  11. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Tuf had another good game against TTUN. Made some key plays at crucial moments.
     
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  12. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Agreed, thought he played pretty damn well yesterday. I hope he keeps it up, I think every Buckeye fan out there wants to see him succeed and his leadership is huge.
     
  13. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

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