Ryan Hurd also coached Khem Birch. He also explains that while the loss of Birch still stings the Pitt program, he feels there's no ill will between Birch and Jamie Dixon.
He still feels Birch would have been a good fit for the Panthers, which he proved he was. He also feels pretty good about how his new center, Steven Adams, will be a good fit for the Panthers. In fact, in his interview after Sunday's game, Hurd did not hesitate to label Adams as a "one and done" caliber of player.