Were the academic entrance requirements looser under Holtz 1986-1993 than they are today?
Was the academic load once they got to ND looser from 1986-1993 than it is today?
Did ResLife run a looser ship with athletes from 1986-1993 than it does today?
Would Holtz's players from 1986-1993 have been suspended for the same shenanigans that kept those 5 guys off the field this season?
I know there are some things today that show more commitment than 1986-1993, such as training table and the Gug. But those things might be a wash if all the other schools have improved in those areas as well.