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Technical Tidbits 10/23: Boston College Awaits Georgia Tech

A look at Dave Patenaude’s coaching journey.

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 03 Aer Lingus College Football Classic - Georgia Tech v Boston College Photo by Peter Fitzpatrick/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Dave Patenaude has had a long coaching career, one that started in New England, where his offense and the rest of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be playing this Saturday. In the article above by Andy Demetra, Patenaude recounts his coaching journey that began at the Coast Guard Academy. Patenaude and current Tech head coach Geoff Collins even crossed paths when the two were at Fordham in the 1990s. Patenaude has had success at many of his stops, and this year at Tech his offense is worlds better than 2019. Let’s hope he keeps it up.

The “Above the Line” chart is out, but as I discussed last week, I’m not sure that it will provide much insight. Antwan Owens and Curtis Ryans are back on the chart on the defensive line and true freshman Nate McCollum is making an appearance under the “Punt Return” category. We’ll see how this list pans out Saturday at 4 p.m. on the ACC Network.

Jordan Domineck has been a bright spot on the Tech defensive line this season. So far, Domineck has 19 tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles. The tweet above gives another great stat, with Domineck having the highest pressure percentage in the nation on pass rushes. Generating pressure is great; however, when an opposing quarterback is able to scramble for 12 yards after getting pressured, there are more things needed to be done to capitalize on that pressure.

With one more game to go, the Georgia Tech volleyball team is rolling. Yesterday, the no. 8 team in the nation swept the Clemson Tigers (take that for Saturday), for their sixth win a row and their fifth sweep in a row. This success is really building a foundation for a spring season in 2021, where a potential NCAA Tournament run is in order. The Jackets close out the season tonight at 5 p.m. against the Tigers on RSNs.

Here are the captains for tomorrow’s game in Chestnut Hill. The weather looks great, it should be a good chance for the Jackets to bounce back.

Question of the Day: Final predictions for tomorrow?