Jerry DiPaola of the Trib put up a nice article about the difference in coaching styles between our old OL coach Jim Hueber and the current coach John Peterson. What steps out is the aggressive approach of the former and the passive nature of teaching of the latter.
One good point in comparison is this:
“Coach Hueber got after you a little bit,” left tackle Adam Bisnowaty said. “Coach Pete is not like that. (He) rolls slow with you and makes sure you get the techniques down and understand everything we are doing.”
The landscape has changed on the Pitt offensive line — for the players and their coach. Peterson’s patience can be traced to the experienced players under him. When Hueber arrived three years ago, he didn’t have that luxury. He needed to push.”
I find it kind of hard to judge the actual play of the OL during practices because being at ground level the only thing you can really see is what is right in front of you on your side of the play. So I have to take other’s words for it then and that makes me less interested in research and commenting on that unit. Apparently, at this point in the practices, the starting five OL shakes out like this:
“The starters include Bisnowaty, left guard Dorian Johnson, center Alex Officer, right guard Alex Bookser and right tackle Jaryd Jones-Smith.”