Well it seems like the hard questions are getting too tough for Dinich to answer. Buried in her most recent Stiney love letter was this little nugget:
Virginia Tech has more depth. The offensive line is more athletic. The receivers will be better. They'll be supercharged at running back, good at fullback, improved at quarterback. All of the pieces are in place for significant offensive improvement. If the Hokies struggle again on offense with this talent-laden roster, then the criticism will be warranted. They're still young, but they should be better, and it's Stinespring's job to make them better. There were plenty of signs this spring of that happening.
Wow! For REAL, Heather? We will then be warranted? Why thank you so much for the whole-hearted endorsement!
Notice that she pretty quickly backtracks by suggesting that this spring has been successful because of Stiney. I would contend that it has been moderately acceptable despite him. With power players such as Ryan Williams and Marcus Davis (both new additions to VT, by the way), I've seen more improvement via recruiting than via coaching.
Case in point, Rashad Carmichael. When a good coach (read: Bud Foster or Torrian Gray) actually works with a mediocre player until they become a standout player, that is called coaching. I fully expected Carmichael to outperform Eddie Whitley - he has a year more of coaching and experience under his belt. In a Bud Foster defense, a year means improvement. In a Bryan Stinespring offense, a year means bupkis.
...Unless we recruit some natural talent to cover Stiney's ass. Stay tuned.