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LB Tuf Borland (Official Thread)

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

  1. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Hello bad ass.
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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Chris Worley, Ohio State's starting middle linebacker, suffered a first half injury (i.e. a sprained foot) against Army and is doubtful to return.

    He's spelled by redshirt freshman Tuf Borland, who has played extensively in the second half for the Buckeyes.

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    Tuf Borland led the Buckeyes with a career-best 11 tackles.

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    ESPN has him with 12:

    Tuf Borland Updates

    + Borland knew he would be rotating in, so he prepared all week with the intention of playing.

    + That being said, he played more snaps than he expected and he admitted to “feeling it” after the game.

    + The rest of the linebackers helped him throughout the game, giving him advice, adjustments, encouragement.

    + “It was great. I’m just so excited to be a part of this team.”

    + He was just trying to enjoy the moment after the game, so didn’t have much to say about competing for the job here on out. He said he hated to see Worley be set back with an injury.

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    Just sayin': This guy can make the plays; regardless whether it is 11 or 12, he needs more playing time.

    Last edited: Sep 17, 2017
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  4. HorseshoeFetish

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

    Haven't seen a replay yet but felt like we watched the next great develop right in front of our eyes. Making tackles from start to finish but seemed to be dishing out the punishment towards the end instead of receiving it.

    MARVYMARV14 Senior

    This kid is my type of player, simple, assignment, sound player who wraps up and delivers a blow, no celebration just gets up and resets and makes the next play....would definitely love to see more of him this season. Yikes!
  6. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    tuf plays like the kind of linebacker whose shoulder pads call for a neck roll.
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2017
  7. Sgt Brutus

    Sgt Brutus Junior

    Perfect name for the next great OSU linebacker
  8. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    So impressed with this guy. He plays like his name: Tuf - Great instincts, good closing speed, sure tackler, brings the lumber.
  9. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye That boy good

    Bring back the cowboy collar!

    After careful consideration - Tuf earns BnE's coveted 'that boy good' of the week after stepping in and stepping up.
  10. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    more intimidating that way anyways
  11. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I think we're going to see the same thing that happened to Weber happen to Worley...
  12. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    Yes and no,

    to me its different because Worley was never a Mike LB.. he was always an OLB.. but he and Baker are ~ the same size and play the same position so this was a way to try to get both on the field... now I'm not sure if we want to try a combo of Worley/Borland/Baker .. that leaves us kinda small at the LB...but thts up to Bill,Greg, and Urban
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Yeah, Worley better get healthy real soon. If Tuf has another good game, Worley could be competing for an OLB spot.

    Chris Worley 'questionable' | Tuf Borland OSU's DPOW

    Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said on Monday that Chris Worley is "questionable" for the Buckeyes' game against visiting UNLV this Saturday.

    Worley, a fifth-year senior middle linebacker, suffered a sprained foot during OSU's 38-7 win over Army last week.
    There has been some chatter that Worley could move back to outside linebacker -- where he started last season -- and Borland could emerge as the starting MLB.

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  14. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Regardless of whether you consider him a true MLB or not, my point is that he was the starting MLB and his injury opened the door for his backup to step in and could remain as starter even after Worley recovers. Had Worley not gotten hurt he very likely would not have been jumped by Borland, just as Weber very likely would not have been jumped by Dobbins had Weber not tweaked his hamstring.
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  15. OSUK

    OSUK Sometimes lucid, mostly confused

    Here is expert football analysis you can get everywhere else: Tuf can play.

    I'm wasting my talent.
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