I don't agree that academic standards are "keeping us from being elite."

Author: Napoleon (2561 Posts - Joined: Apr 23, 2015)
Posted at 11:32 am on Jan 9, 2019

But I think there is some truth to the idea that ND has more obstacles in recruiting than the average SEC school or big state schools. It has less to do with test scores than it does with ND making some actual decisions regarding recruits on the academic front. For example, I think it is pretty well understood that Markese Stepp was all in for ND, but was declined admission. He ended up at USC. ND could really use him at RB right now. We see these stories from time-to-time, which lend credence to the idea that ND is more limited than some. So, yeah, some fans lean too heavily on the academic limitation crutch. But ND isn't on exactly the same footing as everyone else. Neither is Stanford and some others.

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