S2E33: Breaking Down Notre Dame’s Missed Opportunities Vs. UNLV and Wondering Where the Play Action Is

Notre Dame beat UNLV by 23 points last weekend, but the Irish offense had a chance to put up 70 points and ended up leaving a lot of points on the field. Frank and Greg talk about some of the frustrating aspects of the game and look ahead to Syracuse. They discussed.

  • The lack of play action despite Drew Pyne excelling at it
  • Missed opportunities for the offense
  • The quarterback position moving forward and the need for a grad transfer
  • Notre Dame’s jeykl/hyde defense 
  • Red zone woes on both sides of the ball
  • Lack of RPOs this year versus other years
  • Tommy Rees’s role in the offensive struggles
  • Audric Estime’s fumbles
  • Philadelphia sports keeping Frank calm and upbeat this fall

Frankie V Podcasting Beer Tracker

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. I can’t imagine how far beyond frustrated Angelli must be right now.

      Great ABC stat….Syracuse is 1-89 when down by 17.
      See that’s just good marketing:
      You’re not watching an unwatchable game. ….you’re watching an ‘almost never’ event.

  1. Well…..I’ve seen Freeman say things on the sideline, and show occasional emotion. That’s good.
    But Pyne is just plain bad. And Rees leaving him in the game is really bad.
    And having backs run the ball has actually become a thing….and that’s always good.

    But the SEC has no reason for concern here.
    Better football, better crowds, much better show.

    1. I was going to say something similar but less flattering about Pyne but you pretty much summed it up. My main concern is having to watch Pyne run the show in 23 and 24. The upside to that likely scenario is I will become more familiar with SEC football as Notre Dame becomes unwatchable.

      1. The Syracuse back-up seems to know what ND usually does for someone’s Heisman aspirations.
        And Pyne seems very happy to help make a kid’s dream come true.

      1. Well…..with a half-decent QB, Rees calls more pass plays and we just never get to see this fabulous running game.

        Even a shit show can have unintended positive takeaways.

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