Many fellow alums who started at Holy Cross (before it went 4 year, obviously) would disagree with you. The fact of the matter is: ND has a history of accepting Jucos, albeit to a lesser degree athletes from junior colleges. "Juco" doesn't necessarily mean "substandard." We should welcome - better yet, learn how to recruit - talented players from junior colleges who have shown the requisite intelligence and discipline to succeed in the classroom. Let's be honest, it's not that hard to do just fine academically at ND.