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As part of a one-on-one interview that aired during Tuesday night's edition of SportsTalk Live on CSN, host Rob Carlin asked Maryland head coach Randy Edsall to elaborate on his comments earlier in the day when he said Likely was the best returner he had "ever been around."
Did that mean that the Florida native was even better than former Terrapin Stefon Diggs, who would likely be walking into a starting returner job in the NFL if he didn't have Pro Bowl talent in front of him as a rookie in Minnesota?
"Yeah, I do. I mean, I think he is," Edsall said. "When you just take a look at the statistics as a punt returner and a kickoff returner, the number of touchdowns that Will has. Will is a better punt returner, in my opinion, having worked with both of them and then also from a kickoff return standpoint, he's got a shiftiness to him and a knack for just seeing it.
"He's the guy who replaced Stefon last year on kickoff return. He took one back against Stanford 100 yards and was really good there and then when you see what he's done on punt returns, he's a special guy back there."
Likely broke a 76-year-old Big Ten record on Saturday with 233 punt return yards. That tends to change the way teams approach you in the coming weeks and it's part of the reason why the record stood for so long -- teams typically stop punting the ball in your direction.
It's clear that Edsall knows that, too.
"Now what has to happen is we've got to make sure he doesn't think like every one is going to be a touchdown. Just catch it, take what's there, just play it out, see what happens, make your moves, and go from there. That's the biggest thing.
"We're going to see some different things going forward now where they're not going to kick him the ball or they're going to make shorter kicks where he's going to have to fair catch it. You put stuff like that on film, people have to adjust."
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