It was the colleges/universities, at the highest levels, that created fluff classes for the sole purpose of accommodating their academically challenged athletes.
And those classes do nothing to help prepare those athletes for a life after football !
Bob Lehmann, who I believe was a captain on the 1963 team was an engineering major.
There were no “fluff” courses when I was at ND.
When the players on a number of teams introduce themselves on TV and their majors are announced, it’s almost embarrassing.
But make no mistake, this academic facade and fraud isn’t something that can be attributed to the Athletic Departments, it’s the college’s/university’s administration that created these “fluff” courses.
Where has the NCAA been when it comes to policing institutional subversion of academic standards ?
The coaches are saying players are being poached by other schools with NIL deals. This is getting out of hand with no end in sight at what point in time does the NCAA step in and do something about it.
There ysed to be atime where schools wete not allowed to talk to players without permission from the school.
ND does have an advantage by preaching the 4 for 40 education side , but it is going ti come down to who has the deepest pockets
I talked about this before the season. If we find out that Freeman and Rees are bad coaches (WE FOUND THAT OUT) then our record will be worse than 10-2 and recruiting will fall depending on how bad it is. Obviously the D hasn't looked great and the offense has been absolutely awful.
Trending right now to end up with a Brian Kelly type class but with a coaching staff far far far worse.
Paige probably going to USC, love trending away, lyons not a lock, no plan or good option for keeley backup, no qb, bowen probably gone (it would make us losing our top 3 commits), and in 24 our top DE looking at UM now secretively. That's what we know right now and it's not getting better. Complete disaster on the field. THanks OHIO STATE GRAD.
If Freeman can't recruit lights out, this will send ND backwards more than TY and bob davie did.