What Patenaude also appreciated was Yates’ playmaking ability, demonstrated in his throwing with different arm angles and eluding defenders with pump fakes.
“I don’t necessarily tell him to do that, but that’s who he is, that’s what his game is, and you’ve got to let him be him,” Patenaude said.
It’s not clear if Yates will start again Saturday at No. 8 Notre Dame.
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