Georgia Tech’s Jordan Yates expected to start vs. Boston College

Georgia Tech quarterback Jordan Yates (13) throws a pass as Clemson cornerback Mario Goodrich (31) defends in the second half Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Clemson, S.C. (John Bazemore/AP)
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Georgia Tech quarterback Jordan Yates (13) throws a pass as Clemson cornerback Mario Goodrich (31) defends in the second half Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Clemson, S.C. (John Bazemore/AP)

Credit: John Bazemore

Credit: John Bazemore

Georgia Tech is expected to start Jordan Yates at quarterback for its home game against Boston College on Saturday, according to two people familiar with the situation. It’s believed to be because of Jeff Sims’ health status.

On Tuesday, offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude suggested that Sims was not at full health in the team’s loss to Miami on Saturday. Sims took his share of hits against the Hurricanes, getting sacked three times.

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It will be Yates’ fourth start of the season and career, following starts against Kennesaw State, Clemson and North Carolina. He has appeared in a total of five games, completing 52 of 81 passes for 613 yards with five touchdowns and one interception.

The Yellow Jackets are not at their healthiest, as center Mikey Minihan did not finish the Miami game, replaced by Weston Franklin. Left guard Kenny Cooper was unable to finish the game, too. Long snapper Cade Long also did not play against Miami, ending his streak of 30 consecutive games played.

Tech will seek to end its three-game losing streak against the Eagles.

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