Did I not say "It's what makes ND great"? You're spinning it to be negative on him or the school. We're not great at football, that's an opinion that's easy to back up. It's great for him that he's getting his degree and it differentiates us vs many of the top schools because their players far less often come back to get their degree after leaving early. The difference is they're competing for championships, we're still trying to figure it out.
I firmly believe you can have both academics and a championship, but we've lacked the leader at the top that is an amazing coach and recruiter for awhile. Freeman has shown his relentlessness recruiting, but he also struggled last year coaching. I sure hope he becomes the one to take us over the hurdle and becomes a great coach. We're on to our 5th coach ( i think that's right) since our last coach capable of winning a championship.