The Athletic’s Stewart Mandel opened up his mailbag and tackled a variety of questions, the first being “what is the biggest issue that you see with Notre Dame?” We all would have different answers to this question, but Mandel had two (subscription required). Find out below what they were and if they make sense.
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Entering the season with no quarterback with starting experience
Notre Dame quarterback Drew Pyne (10) reacts to a flag during the Notre Dame vs. California NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend.
Notre Dame Vs California
Prior to this year, the Irish have been spoiled with veteran leadership at the most important position in football and potentially all of sports. Mandel sees the fact that Notre Dame entered the season with two candidates that had no starting experience, which many of us thought they could overcome, as the first issue. He explained that “even when past Irish QBs were struggling, they could still usually rely on a strong running game,” which Mandel notes is not the same group it has been previously as well, noting just 3.3 yards-per-carry.
Sep 17, 2022; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Drew Pyne (10) signals before the snap in the first quarter against the California Bearsat Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
Completely agree with this point. There is a laundry list of transfer quarterback that could have stepped into South Bend and took over the reigns of the offense. The biggest name being Caleb Williams, who the Irish kicked the tires on, but not going after other names like Jaxson Dart, JT Daniels, or…
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Publish date : 2022-09-22 02:36:57
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