"I think if I was doing up-downs, I'd get it pretty quickly," he said. "It's punishment and they aren't easy, but it's more embarrassing than anything."
Pittman said that is one of the tricks head coach Bret Bielema has that helps players get the picture.
"I think Coach (Bielema) has a lot of team oriented discipline," he said. "I haven't always been around that style and I think it's pretty cool."
The Hogs were handcuffed in Saturday's first scrimmage with 10 offensive penalties, a lot of them jumps by the offensive line. Chaney said they took care of that in the meeting room.
"We changed the snap count just a bit," he said. "So today we didn't go backwards on first down."
Pittman said it was just a matter of shortening the count.
"We didn't have the (line) sitting as long," Pittman said. "Nobody jumped today. It was a step in the right direction."
Most of the steps are physical in the Bielema plan. There's at least one play that emphasizes that on a daily basis, the old fashioned power play.
"We are still learning some of our concepts that are different from the last regime," Chaney said. "One of those is the value to play tough. It's not so much a matter of scheme. What I will say is that we are going to try to run the power play. The identity is to get your pads down and go forward."
Pittman said that was what he did at North Carolina, then at Tennessee with Chaney as OC. Obviously, the power play was emphasized as the base play at Wisconsin under Bielema.
"We ran it at Carolina, Jim ran it at Tennessee," Pittman said. "We know that's what we are trying to do here, run the power and the players have figured that out.
"It's about having an offense that runs it physical. It's a man's play.
"It starts out with the tight end blocking the defensive end and then goes inside from there. It's an A-gap play. You are going to try to get as many double teams as possible. The goal is to get three men blocking in the A gap. You are always looking for that double team. Your man doesn't show up, then double with the guy next to you. Search for that double team.
"The power play shows up as an attitude play. It's an attitude of being physical. We are trying to establish that as our ID right now. We work on it every day. We got better at it in the scrimmage, but we have to get a lot better."
Barry Lunney, the tight ends coach, thought he saw improvement Tuesday over the blocking of the power in the scrimmage.
"It's a challenge for us because we have quality ends and defensive linemen," Lunney said. "But I thought we got better at our position today. We changed a few techniques and that helped.
"It's a play that helps both sides. There are times when the defense knows it's coming. It helps them become more physical. I think it is an attitude with this head coach and all across our staff. It is something we are going to do every day."
The offensive line didn't change from Saturday's scrimmage. Grady Olison was at right tackle, Brey Cook at right guard, Travis Swanson at center, Mitch Smothers at left guard and David Hurd at left tackle.
"We brought Grady from the left side because we thought he had the quickness to help us in pass pro," Pittman said. "We knew we wanted to move Brey inside to give us a more physical guard. But we didn't want to move Hurd because we really like what he's done at left tackle.
"I think the move helped us. That gave us a physical body at guard with Brey. I think it's a good move for Brey. If he's going to get to the NFL, it's going to be at guard. He's a bone bruising type guy.
"I thought Brey did scrimmage well. He'd only been there for two practices and there were some things in pass pro at guard that are totally different. But he did well."
Pittman said there still could be some changes to look at "a couple more guys" with the first unit. He said it's not easy to know exactly where to start as far as depth chart and there may be some other combinations that need to be seen.
"You put it up on the board, and you worry that you may not be getting it right," Pittman said. "But we like this five so far. I will say that we need to see a couple of other guys and let them have a chance to be ones.
"But what you are trying to do is find eight. You need to know who your reserve tackle and reserve guard is because it might not be a case of just moving the next guy up. For example, Brey might be the next tackle, but we play him at guard. You are trying to find three tackles, three guards and two centers."
Chaney seemed disappointed the Hogs had to go inside Walker Pavilion again. They've only been outside for one of the first seven days of the spring.
"You love having the building and it's a great building," Chaney said. "But we need to get outside and play football. You need to be outside to do some things throwing deep."
Chaney made few comments about personnel, noting it was still too early.
"We are just taking baby steps with installation," he said. "I sit down and have a big installation day written up, then back off. Not yet.
"Our quarterback play was inconsistent in the scrimmage. Obviously, we are running different concepts that they are not familiar with that were done in the old regime. The brain just works slow with some things.
"We just have to continue to do some things over and over. But I was comfortable with the way we competed.
"The big thing, I liked some of the things we did as far as establishing our identity in the scrimmage, some of the things with heavy personnel. I walked away thinking we accomplished our goal in that area.
"It's not just unique to us. There are a lot of teams that are doing the same type things. It's the mind set that we are going to smash you. You may get four yards and then sometimes you may get lucky and get 15 with that play, but you want to enjoy it even when you are getting four. We are trying to find some guys who enjoy it."
Chaney sees improvement in the tight ends and likes what he sees in the group with Austin Tate, Mitch Loewen and Alex Voelske.
"You go into that (tight end) room and you see guys who look like SEC tight ends," he said. "You are looking for guys who are able to hurt a linebacker/safety with their speed -- have value in that area -- and then have value to dominate an SEC, value there.
"I also like the wide receiver room. They are learning new concepts, new routes, new splits. But they play hard. They didn't catch it well Saturday, but that is once again probably having to think too much. But there is enough talent. I like that room."