Tech brings a boom or bust style on defense
Though Louisville’s defense has been a work in progress, we have seen the coaching staff’s style is to fly to the ball, keep everything in front of them, and utilize speed to cause issues in the opposing backfield.
Georgia Tech has implemented the same sort of style under Collins. However, like Louisville, there’s been an adjustment period.
The Yellow Jackets have accounted for 6 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries, and 3 interceptions this season.
“I know he likes to bring pressure, he’s a very aggressive coach when it comes to the defensive side of the ball,” Satterfield said in his Monday presser previewing Georgia Tech. “He wants his kids to play fast and cause havoc on that side of the ball.”
Linebacker Quez Jackson leads the way for Tech in a CJ Avery type of role. His 24 tackles on the season are first on the team for a speedy Tech defense.
Georgia Tech has put a lot of guys on the field this season, allowing a lot of fresh legs to get in on the action.
Again, similarly to Louisville, Tech will run in a sub to match your offensive subs in order to slow the tempo. Perhaps, in order to combat this, Louisville will try to run some tempo offense and get into a groove against an inexperienced defense.
Tech’s D has shown promise at times, but there’s a reason they are giving up 441 yards and 33 points per game.
Given the fact that the Cardinals can match Georgia Tech’s defensive speed with offensive firepower, it will be crucial for Louisville to find its groove on Friday night.