Notre Dame football should utilize run game against Georgia Tech’s defense
Georgia Tech’s Defense
For all the issues that Georgia Tech has had transitioning on offense, those issues should never have been as severe on defense. Well, the defense was bad last year, arguably worse than the offense. 36.8 points per game is egregiously bad.
70% of the teams they played in 2020 scored more than 30 points. That includes giving up 49 to UCF, 48 to Boston College, and 73 to Clemson. So, what’s wrong with them?
It starts with a bland defensive line. It’s not a terrible defensive line, but they won’t threaten good offensive lines or put pressure on opposing quarterbacks to make good decisions. They’re going to have to look for Jordan Domineck to take a major step forward and start demanding extra attention from the defensive end spot. Just behind the defensive line, there is almost nothing at linebacker.
Maybe one of their incoming transfers can take a step forward, but that’s a maybe at best. It should be easy to run on them.
Luckily, for Georgia Tech, is they have a lot more depth to play within the secondary than in the front seven. This includes Tariq Carpenter and Juanyeh Thomas, both of whom have great size and love to hit from the safety position.