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Maryland return man Logan as X-factor against West Virginia

In the spring, Tony Logan was a little confused about his role on Maryland’s football team. So Coach Ralph Friedgen told him exactly what he expected in the fall: a dangerous punt returner and a backup wide receiver.

“I said, ‘We’ve got to get you to make somebody miss' ” as a punt returner, Friedgen said. “But we also have to do a better job of holding guys up. I made it a point with the team that we have a guy back here who has a knack for returning punts, but we have to give him a chance. What would happen a lot of times was that he would catch the ball and there were three guys around him. Now, he’s getting more and more confidence. Not only is he making one guy miss, I think against Morgan State he made four guys miss.”

Logan had a career-high 128 return yards against Morgan State and is averaging a nation’s-best 37 yards per return. He could be an X-factor Saturday and West Virginia.

“I see his confidence growing,” Friedgen. “He’s out there trying to catch the ball and make a play every time.”

How pleased have you been with Logan? He could not be off to a much better start.

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 16, 2010; 11:52 AM ET
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Comments

No surprise to me, he was a beast last year. Took a big one to the house against Clemson, IIRC. (note- he may have taken it to the 1yd line, can't remember, but either way it was huge and contributed to the big upset).

I mean, if he is returning punts over Torrey Smith, theres gotta be something there. He's proving he deserves the job.

Posted by: Imjustlikemusiq | September 16, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

He reminds me of Steve Suter, the way he catches the punt in traffic...only Logan doesn't have the "halo" rule working for him.

Those first few years w/ Fridge...Suter was a big, HUGE, factor in beating WVU. Logan on punts and Torry on kickoffs are going to have to do the same Saturday

Posted by: franko11 | September 16, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

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