I have long believed that that book did much more damage than we'll ever appreciate because of the weakness of our leaders.
Monk and Beauchamp were devastated by the impression that football success was so important to ND. They didn't have the guts to face those assholes on Nightline and tell them to go squat. They began backpedalling from that date and, once the Dunbar mess hit, they used that to make Wadsworth run off Lou. We still haven't recovered from that.