Notre Dame football analysis: One word pivotal to QB's ND fate
earlier iterations was that initial probation no longer came with an
automatic suspension from extracurricular activities -- student
government, student media, retreat leaders and, yes, football.
"Probation is actually probation now," Brian Coughlin, associate vice
president for student affairs/student development said in an interview
with the South Bend Tribune last fall. "That means if you do something
else, there will be further consequences."
There were other significant changes, notably in how DUI and other
alcohol-related offenses were defined and how incidents off-campus
were treated as opposed to those that occurred on-campus.
The Rev. Tom Doyle called it an "accident of history" that such
sweeping policy changes came on his watch. Doyle, a former walk-on
football player at ND under coach Lou Holtz, took over in June 2010 as
vice president for student affairs.
But it was announced earlier this week that Doyle will leave his post
at the end of July, to be replaced by Erin Hoffmann Harding, effective
Aug. 1. It's a move that could further complicate Rees' direction if
the Res Life part of his case hasn't played out by then.
No one receiving a Notre Dame paycheck would publicly call Floyd's