Raleigh Hokie: Big Week for the Offense at Pitt

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The following is a transcribed phone interview with Raleigh Hokie.

What’s your take on Bryan Stinespring being back in the booth this year? 

My opinion, and I don’t know for sure, but I’m sure Stinespring wanted it.  If he didn’t, he wouldn’t be up there.  But I think it has more to do with the younger receivers on the field.  It’s probably more beneficial to have Kevin Sherman on the sideline this year.

Do you think we’ll continue to see defenses stacking the interior of the box until Tech shows the ability to beat teams down the field and run the ball to the outside?

Oh there’s no doubt.  If you are a defensive coordinator, and you look at last year’s team compared to this year’s team, there’s nobody who can get to the outside as quickly as David Wilson.  J.C. Coleman hasn’t proven that he’s that guy, and I don’t think anyone will believe he is until he shows that he is.  Michael Holmes is not a speed guy.  So yeah, they are squeezing it in and packing the box.

We have a bunch of receivers who have to prove they can run routes, and Logan Thomas has to prove that he can still get the passing game going without Jarrett Boykin and Danny Coale.

Corey Fuller

Is Corey Fuller our top threat at receiver?

It sure seems like it.  I don’t think anybody ever would have said that.  I think he really has taken a major leap.  It’s pretty amazing.  I don’t know what happened, the body snatchers or whatever came along.  He’s not the same guy we saw six months ago, and that’s a good thing.

They need Fuller to step it up, because without