Pittman isn't an upgrade over Hiestand - probably a wash - but the running game should be improved with the guys getting older and the RBs getting an actual coach. Pittman fielded very underwhelming running attacks at UNC playing against much worse defenses in the ACC so its hard for me to be excited about replacing Hiestand with him.
agreed, except im glad hiestand is gone but not sure about pittman
I think this will be a combination of things. There were times where the line just flat got whipped, others where it seemed like the RBs didn't hit the hole. If the hole was where the play was designed they were fine. But they couldn't see a cutback lane to save their lives. This is where Jay Graham comes into play. His time with the RBs in the film room will be priceless. Without the hiring of Graham I would fully expect our running game to look the same as it did. Just wondering why it took 3 years to get a RB coach in here.