Parts of your article about the Irish were a poor attempt to create a story where none exists. The deaths of Seeberg and Sullivan were indeed terrible. However, to attempt to draw a line between those tragic events and some moral decline at the university is disingenuous. In addition, an athletic training table for the football team hardly indicates that the Notre Dame players are unfairly coddled, as this is the norm at a lot of schools.
Chris Portman, Downers Grove, Ill.
Notre Dame's Year Three Phenomenon isn't about an undefeated season. It's about an Irish coach winning a national championship in his third year, a feat accomplished by Frank Leahy (1943), Ara Parseghian (1966), Dan Devine (1977) and Lou Holtz (1988).
Megan Daugherty, Medford, N.J.
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