Notre Dame football should utilize run game against Georgia Tech’s defense
Georgia Tech’s Offense
This offense has gone through a transformation from receivers who block but don’t catch, undersized linemen who cut block, and a quarterback who doesn’t like to throw to where they are now. Still, because of that transformation, this is a young offense, with a sophomore quarterback who has a great skill set but needs to take the next step forward.
Jeff Sims is athletic and full of potential, but a 54.9% completion percentage and 13 TDs to 13 INTs is something that needs to be improved upon.
Sims will have a lot of different wide receivers to choose from. The issue is that none of them stand out as a great wide receiver who can dominate a game or an opposing secondary. This means that the Yellow Jackets’ best shot at big plays is by getting lost while Sims draws attention with his legs.
Malachi Carter has the size and deep threat ability to take the next step forward, though.
Jahmyr Gibbs is probably the second most important player on the offense. He was the second-leading rusher, behind Sims, and also snagged 24 balls as a running back. Jordan Mason will help to be the third option as a power back who led the team in rushing during the 2019 season.
None of this works at Georgia Tech without the offensive line, which arguably needed the most work and time to get to where they need to be after running the triple option for years. The size, strength, and technique just weren’t there and it’s harder to play as an underclassman on the line than anywhere else.
The questions are there, and it’s time to show growth.