Notre Dame football: Week 1 offensive grades vs. Florida State
So, let’s address the elephant in the room. Notre Dame’s rebuilt offensive line, which was a major concern all offseason, was terrible. Florida State’s entirely rebuilt defensive line dominated them, and it was difficult to run the offense as intended for the Irish. Florida State had four sacks and nine tackles for loss.
It was a beatdown in the trenches, and it really shouldn’t have been.
There were procedural penalties and blown assignments. That’s a sign of inexperience and a lack of chemistry. To an extent, it’s to be expected given the circumstances. The Seminoles dominating the edges, winning matchups by being faster or strong, and the miscommunication between quarterback and center that led to two bad snaps is not to be expected.
Those are things that can’t happen.
The Notre Dame football team was able to get the job done against Florida State in the opener, but it took overtime to pick up the victory on the road.
Freshman left tackle Blake Fisher, who was holding his own for a while, had to leave the game due to a knee strain. Brian Kelly said there was no tear to his ACL or MCL after the game. He was replaced by Michael Carmody during the game.