There is a fundamental difference between FB and BB
by pmoose (2019-01-05 05:23:06)

In reply to: Interesting to compare the recruiting  posted by Homeboy73

In football, players are required to stay at least 3 years before they are eligible to go pro. In some ways, that makes it so academics isn’t as big of a roadblock. While it is common to suggest FB players at other schools can do nothing, the reality almost everywhere is they must do some academic work at a competent level.

Basketball players only need to stay a year. This requires minimal work in the first semester to stay eligible, then 2nd semester they can do literally nothing and get away with it at most places. That’s not going to fly at ND. I think this is why most ND BB fans recognize the ceiling is different for ND BB versus ND FB.