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MADISON, Wis. In football parlance, the "A" gap is the space between a team's center and its guards on the offensive line. It is among the most basic of terminologies, and for a college linebacker, understanding the difference in gaps is supposed to be second nature, as easy as pumping gas or tying a shoelace.Chris Borland insists that when he came to Wisconsin, such jargon was lost on him. He had played running back and strong safety at Archbishop Alter in Kettering, Ohio, and excelled because of his athleticism and instincts."Even when I played defense in high school, I didn't know what I was doing," Borland said. "I was pretty much either blitzing or covering a guy. I wasn't even entirely sure what an 'A' gap was when I got to college, so I had a lot to learn."Suffice it to say, Borland has learned quite well.Borland, a fourth-year junior, has become one of the top linebackers in the country, even though he never played the posit...
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