Notre Dame football: 3 Surprises against Florida State in Week 1
Strange playcalling on offense
On the first drive for the Notre Dame football team against Florida State, the Irish came out throwing, as they did not run the ball a single time. The result was an outstanding drive for the Irish, as Jack Coan converted on a fourth-and-1 to hit Michael Mayer for a 41-yard touchdown to give Notre Dame a 7-0 lead.
From there, the playcalling on the offensive side of the ball was strange throughout, as offensive coordinator Tommy Rees made questionable play call, after questionable play call. He ran the ball with Coan on a third-and-5, seemed to abandon the passing game at times, and really put the offense in tough situations throughout.
Maybe it was the game plan, but the fact is, Rees needs to be better if the Irish are to have any shot against some of the elite teams on their schedule. Coan proved that he can get the ball to his wide receivers, which is only going to help the running backs, as Kyren Williams struggled in the run game during the Seminoles.