Kelly addresses Miami scandal
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly had this to say when asked about the scandal enveloping the Miami program.
"It's obviously not good for college football," Kelly said. "You can't put a good spin on it. What I can tell you is there are a lot of good football coaches out there who believe in recruiting the right kids --- kids that understand and recognize the value of getting an education first --- [and that] can alleviate some of those things.
"That's not to say the kids at Miami didn't want to go to school but they had other things in mind, too. As a coach, as a program, you recruit guys who understand they are coming to a school to get a degree and the value of that degree and what it costs and play football.
"The rest of that stuff, we have to be more vigilant --- everybody."
Notre Dame defeated Miami 33-17 in the Sun Bowl last year and is scheduled to play them at Soldier Field during the 2012 season.
"The penalties have to be severe for people who don't play by the rules," Kelly said.
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