Forget football program
Letter to the Editor
At the Michigan game two weeks ago, one of the commentators remarked that only five NCAA schools have winning records against Notre Dame. Now noted for academic excellence rather than football greatness, the University of Chicago, Yale and Columbia were three of the five schools named in addition to the University of Michigan.
After our performances the past two weeks, we hardly have a chance of finishing the season in the top 25, much less catching the likes of Michigan. Therefore, I suggest we cut our losses (saving ourselves the embarassment of further displays of inept time management) and drop the football program. If we converted the football scholarships to academic ones, we might have a chance of catching Chicago, Yale and Columbia in the rankings that really matter.
September 13, 1999
All Viewpoint Stories for Wednesday, September 15, 1999