I would understand a school like Stanford that has a medical school and a world class research program. Same with other larger state Universities like Texas or Penn State. Or Oregon as both a state university and its connection to Nike. But I don't see how Notre Dame has any inherent advantages that would put it on the cutting edge of strength and nutrition.
Whether it should be is another question - for the University as a whole. But not necessarily the athletic department.
All that being said, I would hope that they just wouldn't suck. Like they did under Longo.