CFB Offensive Program Coordinator Resigns 3 Weeks Before Season Starts

LYNCHBURG, VA – SEPTEMBER 18: Old Dominion Monarchs helmet on the sidelines during a game between the Old Dominion Monarchs and the Liberty Flames on September 18, 2021 at Williams Stadium in Lynchburg, VA (Photo by Lee Coleman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images )

Just three weeks before the team kick off their season opener, Old Dominion are making a last-minute coaching change.

According to a statement from the Old Dominion football program, offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude is stepping down. It’s unclear why the decision was made just weeks before the start of the season.

However, former Penn State assistant and current ODU head coach Ricky Rahne will have his hands full rounding up the coaching staff ahead of the start of the season.

“Old Dominion University offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude has resigned, head coach Ricky Rahne announced today,” said reporter Jami Frankenberry.

Patenaude is a veteran college football assistant coach. He spent several years at Fordham and Columbia before becoming head coach at New Haven.

After struggling as a head coach, he eventually returned to an assistant role and worked for Geoff Collins at Temple. He went with Collins to Georgia Tech, but was unsuccessful after the 2021 season.

Now, just months after being hired by Old Dominion, he is set to leave.

Old Dominion takes on Virginia Tech on September 2.

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