Podcast: Notre Dame Shows Signs of Life, Cause for Concern and We’re Still Trying to Figure out This Team

What is this team's ceiling? What is its floor? Three games in, we're still not sure.

Well, we hoped that we’d have a clearer picture of what this team is and maybe isn’t after week three, but we’re still left wondering what is this team’s floor and what’s its ceiling. We saw some good things and some bad against Purdue but left it still wondering how good the Irish could be. In this episode we discuss.

  • The improvements from the defense
  • Frank goes on a rant about the 3rd quarter touchdown which Greg rebukes
  • JD Bertrand being a baller
  • The defensive line seemingly need no help to get pressure
  • The OL looking better but still not great
  • All the missed plays from the offense
  • A very simple, yet effective solution that solves at of Notre Dame’s offensive problems.

Frankie V’s Podcasting Beer Tracker

This week a triple IPA that is way too smooth to be 11.7% ABV joined the list.

Beer / BreweryEPISODEStyleABVRating
Mosaic IPA / Raferia 63IPA6% (2.75)
Jararaca / Ophiussa Brewing63Pale Ale5% (4.25)
Electric Spectre / KCBC62DIPA8% (4.25)
Kinetics / Equilibrium61DIPA8.5% (4.25)
That's Not a Burrito,.. This is a Burrito / KCBC60IPA7.2% (4.0)
Land of Hazy Waters / Other Half59DIPA8.2% (4.5)
Liquid Hot Magma / Zero Gravity58DIPA8.0% (4.0)
Sneak / Kane57TIPA10.2% (4.25)
Brain Death / KCBC56DIPA8.5% (4.0)
Mini Unicorns / Pipeworks55IPA5.0% (4.0)
Tremendous Cream / Other Half51TIPA10.0% (4.5)
Shimmy Ye (3) / Twin Elephant50TIPA10.4% (4.5)
50 Millions Dollar Man / Three Floyds49DIPA9.0% (4.25)
F**k 2021 As Well / Abomination Brewery48TIPA9.7% (4.5)
Come Quick Distress / Forgotten Boardwalk47DIPA7.8% (4.25)
Wet Gravity / Foreign Objects Beer46Hazy IPA5.9% (4.0)
Poltergeist / Tox Brewery45TIPA10% (4.25)
All Green Everything / Other Half Brewery44TIPA10.5% (4.5)
Konkey Dong / Hoof Hearted Brewery43IPA - Imperial9.5% (4.25)
Locals / 4 City42IPA7.0% (4.0)
Grom's Head / 3 Floyds41IPA7.5% (4.25)
Let's Bee Homies / Stone & Deschutes 39Hazy IPA7.5% (4.0)
Boxx / Kane 38IPA6.5% (4.25)
Big Pillow Hat / Hudson Valley Brewery32DIPA9.0% (4.25)
Electric Tide / Kane Brewing29DIPA7.0 (4.5)
Strongest Geometric Shape / Barrier Brewing Co27TIPA10.2% (4.0)
September Sun 25DIPA8.3% (4.25)
Very Green / Treehouse BreweryE22DIPA8.3% (4.5)
Russian Messenger / Well Crafted Beer CoE20Imperial Stout9.1% (4.0)
Wolf Pajamas / Well Crafted Beer CoE19Imperial Stout10.2% (4.0)
Levitate / Well Crafted Beer CoE18DIPA8% (4.25)
3x Swords / Round Guys BrewingE17Triple IPA11.7% (4.5)
Only Built 4 Brewin Drinx / Twin Elephant & 4 City ColabE16Stout10.2% (4.25)
King Sabro / BeachhausE15DIPA8.4% (4.0)
More Medison Than Hedison / 4 CityE13Triple IPA9.5% (4.0)
Open Water (2021) / KaneE14Triple IPA10.4% (4.25)
Hop'solutely / Fegley's Brew WorksTriple IPA11.5% (4.25)
Super Duper Friends / Captain Lawrence Triple IPA10% (4.0)
Mega Yacht Juice / Icarus Triple IPA12% (4.25)
Weird and Gilly / SinglecutIPA6.6% (4.25)
Double Dry Hopped Space Diamonds / Other HalfDIPA8.5 (4.25)

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  1. If its and buts were candy and nuts everyday would be Christmas. I really believe if Notredame would have had Jack Coan last year with a healthy Austin, Lenzy with the oline of last year I believe Notredame beats ,Clemson in the Acc championship game, beats Ohio State and would have taken Alabama to the wire and its 50 50 if they would have won. I also think if Notredame had last years oline this year they would have an excellent chance to run the table and these first 3 games wouldnt be close. With that being said my gut tells me they are going to beat Wisconsin.

    1. If Jack Coan was at ND last year, he’d have been on crutches.
      If he had NOT broken his foot, ND could be playing against him on Saturday.

      But here’s one: ….what if Swarbrick has (quite rightly) fired Kelly after the NC State debacle in 2016…..and hired, say, Luke Fickell after he was passed over by tOSU?

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