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The Sideline Methodology of Steve Logan
By Ron Cherubini


(Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Ron Cherubini's 'Pirate Time Machine' special feature on former Pirate quarterback Sean McConnell, which will run in its entirety tomorrow on

Since Sean McConnell was a Steve Logan quarterback, I had to ask the question, “Hey, what exactly does Logan talk about when he pulls the quarterback to the side?”

What follows here is the inside scoop about what really goes on down there between Logan and his QBs, according to a man who knows:

 “Actually, a lot of the times, (the discussion) has nothing to do with the game at all,” McConnell said. “He will take you off to the side and ask, ‘Are you feeling OK?’ or “You never thought you’d be playing in front of 80,000 people did you?’

"Other times, he just wanted to be sure you were relaxed and he might say, ‘You’re doing this very well’ or ‘What are you seeing?’

“You know he always is off to the side on one knee. He would say that he wants to get a different angle… to see the game from a different perspective.

"As a quarterback, to be over there with him, it made you feel special. Like a leader, pulling you off to the side, letting you talk about what you think will work, what you want to do. Nothing better than a QB saying this and this will work, and the coach calling it.”

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02/23/2007 02:07:30 PM

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