Borges coached some very good offenses. I mean explosive, efficient ones with a lot of balance in passing and running at Portland St., Boise St., Oregon, UCLA and Auburn. What's happening now seems uncharacteristic, like he's playing scared and overconservative.
There are a lot of things that Borges seems to be holding off on, like the short passing game involving real TEs, screens to RBs, that used to be really hard to defense at UCLA (Skip Hicks, De'Shaun Foster)
Raming guys like Vincent Smith and Toussaint into the line of 8 or 9 just seems very unlike Borges.