In reply to: Different situation, but couldn't you apply the same logic posted by IrishFanIndy2003
Both in terms of incoming freshman or later years "cutting" of players. Other schools utilize both in differing degrees and it puts Notre Dame at a competitive disadvantage. Using those methods though ensures a fuller roster and some of those lower end rated guys may blossom (or the higher ranked guys may bust).
I am just saying there are lots of areas where the same (or similar) logic could be used, but we choose the "right" way to handle freshmen. Why would we choose a different way to handle potential fifth year players - at that point those young men have given so much already to the team/university.