COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: Defensive back Pat Miller #6 of the West Virginia Mountaineers is stiff armed by wide receiver wide receiver Tony Logan #1 of the Maryland Terrapins during the second half at Byrd Stadium on September 17, 2011 in College Park, Maryland. West Virginia defeated Maryland 37-31. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
In the stock report of Maryland's loss to West Virginia, one of my clear winners was Tony Logan and his case to be on the field. Logan, a former four-star athlete who had become one of the nation's premier return men, had seen maybe two dozen or so snaps as a wide receiver in the past three years. But after the suspensions of Ronnie Tyler and Quintin McCree, Logan found playing time thrust upon him and made the most of it, with 4 catches for 41 yards.
And hey, look: he's now starting on Maryland's most recent depth chart.
Logan's route running was a little questionable, but he's probably Maryland's most exciting, elusive talent, as evidenced by his 22-yard catch-and-run (mostly run) in the third quarter. Logan needs a lot of touches, and as more of a speed guy is a good complement to the quickly emerging Kevin Dorsey.
Elsewhere, true freshman Marcus Leak - who burnt his redshirt on Saturday - is now listed as Dorsey's backup, while Kerry Boykins, whom I had expected to take the second starting WR spot, is Logan's backup. There's no sign of Devin Burns, the converted QB who made a great catch on a blind Danny O'Brien throw last week, but I expect him to get a few snaps.
The other big change is Andre Monroe taking the starting DT spot from A.J. Francis, and it's tough to argue with that. Monroe has been one of the best players on the field through the first two weeks, and deserves to get a start. Alvin Thomas, a transfer from Albright College whom I've frankly never heard of until now, is now listed as David Mackall's backup at defensive end, taking place of Bradley Johnson (injury?).
Still no D.J. Adams in the two-deep, so he's presumably behind Justus Pickett. Honestly, that's kind of ridiculous, and that's nothing against Pickett; Adams was phenomenal yesterday, while Pickett played like a true freshman. I assume Edsall is still in "he has to earn it back" mode, but at least for me he's earning it and then some. Nick Ferrara, if you were wondering, is also still the starter at both kicking spots.