Analyzing How Academic Failures Affect Notre Dame’s NCAA Football Lines
As Kelly told Notre Dame Insider, “I don’t know that any of our players would get into the school by themselves right now with the academic standards the way they are. Maybe one or two of our players that are on scholarship.” This was a refreshing admission about the way academic standards do not apply to student-athletes at many of the major Division I institutions. While it’s true that scholarship athletes have many demands placed on their time, there are many other students who have to work multiple part-time jobs in order to put themselves through school, while also doing their work for class. Coach Kelly’s commitment to providing “all the resources necessary for them to succeed” so that the school doesn’t “force them into finding shortcuts” is a break from the way in which many other universities handle this problem – which is to say that they simply don’t handle it. Kelly’s public statement came after meeting with athletic director Jack Swarbrick and university president John I. Jenkins to talk about how Notre Dame student-athletes can perform both on and off the field with ethics.
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