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Technical Tidbits 1/10: Jackets Host Notre Dame, Woody Introduced

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NCAA Basketball: Notre Dame at Georgia Tech Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Tech returns to action on the hardwood tonight when it faces Notre Dame at home.

The matchup is the second between the teams, despite Tech only having played three ACC games and Notre Dame four. The Irish will be without starting point guard Matt Ferrell and the Jackets are currently listed as one-point favorites.

In football news, Georgia Tech’s new defensive coordinator Nate Woody was introduced in a press conference Tuesday.

Woody is expected to bring a 3-4 defense to Georgia Tech, with a more attacking style than the Jackets exhibited under previous coordinator Ted Roof.

“One of the things I’ve tried to do is make sure we don’t have guys who eat up space,” Woody said. “I’ve found that offensive linemen are guys you want to try to attack. Defensively, you want to get guys with speed and quickness. Those guys are able to disrupt a play before the play can get underway.”

Paul Johnson made the change at defensive coordinator following a season in which Georgia Tech lost games against Tennessee, Miami, Virginia and Duke in which it had double-digit leads.