Notre Dame football vs. Virginia: Offensive Grades for 2021 Week 11
If Notre Dame should have scored more points against Virginia (and they should) it was probably the quarterback room’s fault. Jack Coan played most of the game in the offense’s two-quarterback system. He has never had any disastrous plays, but he left plenty to be desired. There were overthrows and Coan is still struggling to make accurate throws downfield.
Tyler Buchner didn’t get too much playing time, but he was fine for the most part. There was an issue with the mesh point on a read-option with Logan Diggs, which led to a fumble that Virginia recovered. Again, issues at the quarterback position took points off the board.
At this point in the season, it’s clear that Drew Pyne is only going to go into a game in an emergency situation. The two-quarterback situation is also here to stay, and while it can be effective at times, these quarterbacks aren’t without their flaws. There are going to be games when the system doesn’t work to its fullest potential.
So, there were a few good moments from Coan and Buchner, but there wasn’t enough to make either one stand out as particularly strong performers.