Interview with Jack Swarbrick

Dan Wolken | Aug. 16, 2013 | USA Today Sports

Notre Dame Athletic Director talks with Brian Kelly before a Notre Dame football game on October 8, 2011Athletic Director talks with Brian Kelly before a Notre Dame football game on October 8, 2011

USA TODAY Sports college football reporter Dan Wolken has loaded up the car and hit the road, where he'll check out more than a dozen college football camps over the next two weeks. Each day, he'll file a vignette about what he observed and detail the significant storylines heading into the season. 

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – "Here's kind of a curveball," the question began, which any journalist knows is a terrible way to conduct an interview. But seeing as how Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick was so generous with his time Friday and so forthright on a number of topics, it only seemed polite to give him a little warning.

"This isn't a commentary on the NCAA," Swarbrick said, "but another person in college athletics pointed this out to me a few years ago and it's so true. He said, the satisfaction in collegiate sports administration is directly related to the level of contact with student-athletes. The closer you are to them, the better the job. The further away you are, the tougher the job. And it's so true."

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