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Coach Anderson Places Hope in Promise of T.J. Logan

By Matt Oakes Posted October 23, 2013 at 9:45 pm

CHAPEL HILL– We are now just two days away from game day in Chapel Hill. And the Tar Heels are continuing their preparations for Boston College on Saturday.

Hoping to build off the solid performance in the Miami game for over three quarters, Offensive coordinator Blake Anderson says one of the biggest areas of improvement must come in the red zone.

“We got to be able to run the ball in the end zone. If people play coverage, we got to be able to run the ball in the end zone. We didn’t get that done. It’s obviously an issue. As far as points, we’ve got points more down there than we did this time last year. But we’re not scoring enough touchdowns,” Coach Anderson says.

Coach Anderson says running back T.J. Logan has unbelievable talent and explosion. And for that, he says Logan remains atop the Tar Heel depth chart.

“He did a great job stepping up in protection. He made some guys miss along the way. He shows a little bit of a burst that we weren’t having. […] At this point in time based off what we’ve seen at this point, he gives us the best chance to win,” Coach Anderson says.

Running back by committee is not what Coach Anderson envisions for his offense, but for now, he says they will primarily utilize the dual-threat attack of A.J. Blue and the aforementioned Logan.

“We’re trying to get the guy on the field that gives us the best chance to win. And right now, we feel like we kind of got a one-two punch with T.J. and Blue,” Coach Anderson says.

Coach Anderson says he expects the physical Boston College team will roll into Chapel Hill on Saturday fully expecting to take down the 1-5 Tar Heels, so the team better be firing on all cylinders in Kenan Stadium.

“They’ve got size, and they got several guys that stand out in terms of their motor. They play extremely hard. I would think they come in here chomping at the bit, expecting with our record, hey, this is one that we can win,” Coach Anderson says.

Starting tailback T.J. Logan says his immediate ascension to the starting role following his injury means a lot, because he knows the coaching staff has complete confidence in his abilities.

“It means that I feel like the coaching staff has confidence in me. I just can’t take that for granted. I’ve got to go out every day and try to work and grind and just help our team win games,” Logan says.

 

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