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Brian Borland, Heading to KU

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Borlands defenses were hallmarked by solid fundamental play and hard hitting close to the line of scrimmage. The teams front seven was full of all conference players and the defensive backs could be counted on to punish anyone who was in front of them.

Overshadowed by a record-breaking offense, Buffalo’s defense was also solid in 2020. The Bulls led the Mid-American Conference in total defense (360.4) and ranked second in the league in scoring defense (21.9). UB led the conference in sacks for the second straight year with 20 in a shortened season.

Borland came to UB from Wisconsin-Whitewater where he spent the previous 21 seasons. Since 2002, Borland served as the Warhawks defensive coordinator.