The Notre Dame football team is struggling to get it going on offense, and quarterback Jack Coan continues to struggle to play consistent football.
Through two drives in the game, Notre Dame football quarterback Jack Coan has looked…bad. There’s really no other way to put it. He has looked uncomfortable early in the game, behind an offensive line that is holding up decently to this point in the game. Still, Coan’s footwork is all over the place.
He’s missed wide open receivers on more than one third down by inexcusable distances, and he clearly isn’t comfortable. That’s before you remember he threw an interception in the endzone as he fell away from the play. No one for Notre Dame was in the area.
This game should be at least 3-0, if not 7-0 with Notre Dame leading. Instead, it’s 0-0 through two possessions. This is going to be a low-scoring game. Losing out on points and giving up possessions is a failure.
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Coan came out of the game last week because of an injury but was healthy enough to play today. Brian Kelly said, before the game, that they’d play both Coan and Buchner today, and that Coan had earned the starting job. Well, that might be true, but he doesn’t deserve it right now. He’s only going to hurt the Irish offense against an elite defense going forward.
The Notre Dame offense looked much more effective last week with Drew Pyne in the game at quarterback. In the past, they’ve been much better running the ball with Tyler Buchner‘s mobility in the read option game. Now, it’s time to admit that they need to be aggressive and pull the trigger. All of Coan’s experience isn’t helping him anymore.
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With rapidly declining stats and production since the Florida State game, it’s time to make the change. Rip the Band-Aid. Kelly has done it in the past, and he needs to do it again, or this season won’t ever take off the way the Irish want it to.