The Athletic highlights two issues Notre Dame has struggled with

April 23, 2022; Notre Dame, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive coordinator Tommy Rees talks to quarterback Drew Pyne (10) during warm-ups ahead of the Blue-Gold Game at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Unfortunately, I also have to agree with Mandel on this assessment. Even though Rees isn’t “old,” he has experience as a quarterback coach and a few years as an offensive coordinator. If Rees is in this role for Notre Dame right now, that answer is at stake so far this year. That’s a big no (114th in total offense if you’re wondering). There’s so much more Rees could do as a player, he’s regressed every year he’s been in the role. As for quarterback development, these are his two handpicked players, Drew Pyne and Tyler Buchner. Neither of them has progressed much since arriving on campus, especially with the ball. The jury is still out on Steve Angeli and it’s more than a year before 5-star CJ Carr could sign the Irish. This is the harsh reality of the situation right now.

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