Yes they did.
Until Mcdud was waived.
Then he was ruined paired with him. IIRC. But i wouldn't say a lot but i do remember Bob Rotruck tweeting how good he and Sam looked. But i could be thinking about his first year was at the end of the year for only 5 games.
Can't say for sure. Just remember some fans saying get him away from Mcdud.
I am genuinely hoping that Hak's treatment of Ghost had more to do with that the team needed last year than long term (which in and of itself is probably short sighted of him, but far less dangerous than insisting that Ghost become a different player altogether than where his obvious skills lie).
If Hakstol was really trying to turn Ghost into Provo, then he should have been fired on the spot.
You have a Ghost and a Provo. You need to use each for what he's good at or you might as well not have either.