Those both look like albatrosses right now. And the NBC deal is a partnership that far preceded anything he had to do with. In fact, under his watch, ND has watered down the deal to allow for NBC Sports coverage.
The ACC deal was about what anyone could've gotten us. The market dictated the ACC's move. A big hitter wouldn't have let them dictate five games to us.
And it would've been easier to make all these deals and for greater benefit to ND if he could hire an elite coach. It's really the only issue that really matters.
He epitomizes being a small hitter on big issues. People confuse the size of the issue with the quality of the hit.