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LB Tuf Borland (Official Thread)

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

  1. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    I don't know what's been going on with Booker and Baker this year but LB corps does seem a lot better with Malik and Tuf while Worley shifts to a natural outside spot. Malik especially seems pretty decent at covering TEs and FBs... and Tuf is just a pure MLB... freeing up Worley to once again do damage as he's wont to do.
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  2. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    Needs to be penciled in at starting MLB for the next two years and 2 games minimum.
  3. heisman

    heisman World Renowned scUM Hater

    Time for Hilliard to step up.
  4. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    I was hoping he would anyway but not like this. Real bummer
  5. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    A tad concerned about this LB crew... DL will have to step up to cover up the group a bit I think.
  6. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    Call me optimistic but I think Harrison, Jones and Browning will step in just fine. OSU players raved about Brownings improvement over the bowl practices. Depth could be an issue if there are any further losses, but if Tuf comes back, you have him, Booker and Hilliard, who at least have significant game experience, Werner, who came on strong last year, and 3 talented true frosh LB's that could surprise.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2018
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  7. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Keep forgetting about Booker...
  8. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    I'm not at all concerned about the LBs as a group, but man, this sucks for Tuf.
  9. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

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  10. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    Booker is leaving isn't he? I am not worried much about the players in the LB group personally. I think Browning, Jones, and Werner are going to be very good, not to mention we have Harrison, Hilliard, et al.

    If I have a concern at LB, it is the fact that Bill Davis may be a turd? We watched some pretty good talent regress last year IMHO and make the same mistakes over and over, all of them the same mistakes, that they had never displayed previously. They appeared unprepared at times.
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  11. bucknut502

    bucknut502 Senior

    I also heard Booker is transferring to Cinci to play for Fick.

    And I agree, we have Hilliard and Browning. The talent is there, let’s just see if Davis can help develop them.
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  12. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    Not sure the status on Booker. Originally, when the rumors 1st came out a month ago, he adamantly denied it and Meyer said as much in his 1st or 2nd spring practice presser, even saying that Booker's mom reached out to him wondering where all the rumors were stemming from. Meyer went on to say that Booker told him he's a "Buckeye for life" and not going anywhere. I'm not certain we have heard the end of this one yet.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2018
  13. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    I'm guessing Browning will be our opening day MLB. Too talented and explosive to keep off the field. Played really well in mop up duty last year and came on strong during bowl practices. Tuf will be missed though. He just has a knack for finding the ball, similiar to the way James Laurinaitis always found a way to get in on tackles. That part of the game can't be taught, it's instinctive and just desire to get there, similiar to Jae'Sean Tate grabbing rebounds amongst the trees at 6'4" tall.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2018
  14. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Whatever happens with Booker, he's not likely to play MLB. He has incredible physical tools but is still trying to put it together. Ever sinc HS, there have been questions about his instincts and physicality for playing outside linebacker.
    Agreed, though it sure was fun watching Chase Young moonlight back there :lol:
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2018
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  15. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

    RE:????? I was a little lost too since nobody bothered to post an article or even surmise what Urban said.

    Looks like Tuf is out for spring practice in it’s entirety with an Achilles.

    Ohio State middle linebacker Tuf Borland suffered an Achilles injury in practice last week and will miss at least the remainder of spring practice.

    Head coach Urban Meyer confirmed this news after the Buckeyes' practice on Monday.

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