Liberty University sophomore running back Peytton Pickett is intrigued by the new possibilities.

After a 6-6 season in their first year of Football Bowl Subdivision level play, the Flames named veteran coach Hugh Freeze as their new signal-caller, replacing Turner Gill who resigned after seven seasons, ESPN reports

Pickett, who finished the year as one of Liberty’s most productive rushers with 457 yards and nine touchdowns, is hoping to have even more of an impact next season giving Freeze’s long held penchant for a strong ground game.

The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Sam Houston High grad’s best game for the Flames this season came against Virginia in Week 9 when he averaged seven yards per carry on the way to 117 yards and a touchdown in a 45-24 loss to Virginia.

Pickett also started the year strong, rushing for 87 yards and two touchdowns in a 52-10 Week 1 win over Old Dominion.


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