I understand this is a fan forum, and I probably give Buckeye fans way more credit than I should, but all these geniuses talking about how Borland only got a shot because of favoritism, and Mitchell is obviously the better choice, is just sad.
Until I learn something different from a source close to the program, I will assume a very experienced LB coach saw more consistent performance from Borland than Mitchell in practice last year and awarded the starting job to Borland despite not being 100% healthy and not as athletic as Mitchell and other guys on the roster.
My hope is that if Mitchell proves to be consistent enough to take the job from Borland, he is given the opportunity to do that. But if Borland is chosen to start, I will cheer on a guy who obviously works very hard to be the best he can, and he's shown during his freshman year to be a very good LB at times. I am going to once again trust the coaches on playing the best players.