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LB Tuf Borland (Official Thread)

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

  1. RB07OSU

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

    Didn't realize he was enrolling early, that is huge. He is going to likely have to put on a little weight before he hits the field but getting in the system to learn the defense early is a nice bonus. He has the instincts so who knows, he could get some PT if he has been hitting the weights.
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  2. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

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  3. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    Better than them going with antonyms
  4. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

  5. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

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  6. colobuck79

    colobuck79 tilter of wind*ills

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  7. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  8. OSUK

    OSUK Sometimes lucid, mostly confused

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  9. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo “Big-time players step up in big-time games.” '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Kyle Borland spent his college days in Madison before ultimately going on to play for the NFL's Los Angeles Rams.

    It seemed like all but a foregone conclusion that his son, Tuf Borland, was destined for a similar path. Growing up two hours from Madison and rooting for his father's Alma Mater, when the Bolingbrook, Illinois, star began garnering attention from Division I coaches, everyone knew where he was going to end up.


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  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Year of Waiting Behind Him, Linebacker Tuf Borland Readies for 2017

    Tuf Borland enrolled early a season ago in order to get a jump start on his Buckeye career. He was one of three linebackers signed by Ohio State in the 2016 class, and despite his early arrival he was the only one of the three to redshirt.

    He spent the season as all redshirts do -- learning the ropes and getting better, and there were a lot of ropes.

    "When I came in early in the winter we had our St. Valentine’s day massacre," he recently recalled. "You go in there and the music is up real loud, everyone is screaming, atmosphere was like nothing I had ever seen before. It kind of took me by surprise. I just said to myself, 'Okay, it’s time to go. You’ve got to step in there and take it for what it is and push through it.'"

    Borland did everything he was asked to do as a freshman and that continued during bowl practices where the young players got more opportunities than they did throughout the season. His experiences as a true freshman prepared him well for the winter workouts and the work that he is doing now.

    "The demands here are out of this world," he said. "But at the end of the day not only does it better you physically, but it betters you as a person, to be able to discipline yourself to do the things you need to do later on in life."

    Several times during the 2016 season, Borland's fellow linebackers talked about how well he was playing in practice and the growth he was making despite not getting into any games. When asked about the difficulty in not playing, he credited those same teammates with helping him through it.

    "It’s difficult, but at the end of the day when you’re surrounded by such a great group of guys it makes it fun, just being around the guys every day," he said. "Learning from Kwon, Worley, those kind of guys makes it easy to better yourself."

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    Last edited: Sep 17, 2017
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  12. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Love the way this kid flows to the ball and holds the edge.
  13. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri Reach down between my legs...

    Has to get on the field more after today. Played with great heart snd discpline.
  14. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Start this man now...was in position all day and played his responsibility which is the dive all game.

    Please please please move Worely back to the hybrid
  15. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    For sure. Coming in like he did and keeping his head on with regard to assignment football speaks volumes. Nicest surprise of the day for me. Perhaps surprise isn't the right word, as it might carry a negative connotation, but without a doubt, very please with how he played.

    And holy hell, coach Mic is a genius, Tuf's time in the weight room not withstanding. He wasn't small coming out of HS by any measure, but he was nowhere near B1G size when he enrolled. Dude is packing some guns now. He's got a solid frame on which to build. Good to see he did it.
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