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Playmaker Borland paces No. 23 Wisconsin defense

Published On: Aug 28 2013 03:08:01 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. -

The Chris Borland fan club at No. 23 Wisconsin starts at the top.

Barely eight months on the job, and first-year Badgers coach Gary Andersen can't help but gush about the senior. It's hard not to get excited about a playmaking linebacker whose 13 career forced fumbles are one short of tying the major college record shared by five players.

For Andersen, there's no better player than Borland to help ease the transition at Wisconsin. The Badgers are switching to a 3-4 defense preferred by Andersen.

Deception, miscommunication and forcing more turnovers are Andersen's goals.
Borland fits right in. With 308 career tackles, he's also 144 stops from becoming the school's all-time leader.

Wisconsin opens the season Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium against Massachusetts.

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