THURSDAY’S WEATHER: The high temperature was 89 degrees shortly before practice began at 3:25 p.m. under mostly cloudy skies.
FRIDAY’S FORECAST: 84 degrees and mostly cloudy at 4 p.m. with a heat index of 89 degrees and a 30 percent chance of isolated thunder storms.
The Tigers continue afternoon practice sessions Friday and Saturday before shifting into idle Sunday. The team will put it back into drive Monday as LSU begins game-week preparations for North Texas.
POSITION: Defensive tackle.
WHAT HE’S DONE: After an exceptional freshman season, Logan returns for his junior campaign as the Tigers’ top defensive tackle in a role filled by Michael Brockers last season. He’s believed to be LSU’s first-ever player from Red River High School.
AT HIS BEST: Noted for his ability to clog up the interior line as a run blocker, Logan has also taken on an extra mantle of leadership by being selected to wear No. 18 this season. Combined for 11 tackles in SEC and BCS championship games.
CAUSE FOR CONCERN: Replacing Brockers will be a huge task for anyone, including Logan. He’ll need plenty of help from Anthony Johnson and Ego Ferguson at the other DT spot, along with Logan’s backup, redshirt freshman Quentin Thomas.
NUMBERS TO KNOW
23-4 LSU’s record when ranked No. 1, including a 9-1 mark last season.
57 Total tackles by Logan last season, the most of any LSU defensive lineman.
9 3Logan’s jersey number last season.
“He’s very active behind the ball and a very good run stopper. I’ve got to try to make my reads off him or he’ll tackle me for a loss. He really gets after the ball, and lets his play speak for itself.”
— RB Kenny Hillard on Logan
WHAT’S IN A NUMBER?
Logan’s switch to No. 18 continues what is now a nearly decade-long symbol of respect for one Tigers player each season.
The tradition started with Matt Mauck in 2003 and continued with Jacob Hester, Richard Dickson, Richard Murphy and last year with Brandon Taylor. It’s an honor Logan takes seriously.
“I already knew I was a leader,” Logan said, “but now I’m going to be depended on to lead the team more on and off the field.”
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