Georgia Tech Fan
I've never really understood this. He has stiffer competition, but he also (supposedly) should have better players.I always thought Patenaude was doing pretty much what Collins told him to. His offenses before he came to Temple were very run oriented and pretty successful. But then he switched to a more pass oriented, "balanced" offense. I think this was done more for recruiting purposes then anything else; both Temple and (God knoweth) Tech had very run heavy offenses before Collins and Patenaude arrived. The results are, I think, self-evident. I'd be surprised if ODU doesn't suddenly develop serious running chops next year.
But … I'll admit that this is sheer speculation. Could be he was just overmatched in P5 contexts.
I would imagine it's mostly in game adjustments. It wasn't abnormal for our offense to just disappear for long stretches in the middle of games. The higher you go up the ladder the harder the chess match is.I've never really understood this. He has stiffer competition, but he also (supposedly) should have better players.
Some may look at this as a dumb question (and it may be), but what would be the difference between running an offense in P5 as opposed to G5? Isn't it the same game, but just on a slightly different scale?
I guess I was in the minority that thought he wasn't at all a negative for the program. I think he has good football IQ and designed really good opening drive scripts. He did struggle as the game went on and whenever we reached the RZ, but I think that was more due to the lack of ability of our OL than his playcalling/designs.
I honestly think when hes not being instructed he must be balanced and run nfl plays you'll see a better coach p. My issues with him came from him being to much of a yes manBeing a GT alum AND an ODU.......just my luck...Maybe I will hit a game at SB Ballard stadium in Norfolk and wear my GT gear...
Id stick out like a ruby in a goats butt