Coach Lou Holtz of the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame is quickly becoming legendary in his adherence to discipline.

"When it comes to discipline here," Holtz says, "We ask three questions: Will it make him a better man? A better student? A better athlete? If the answer is yes, we make him do it. The next step is up to him. An individual has a choice when you discipline him: either to become bitter or better."

Judging by his squad's record, Lou Holtz's charges have become better men.


The Saturday Evening Post, September 1989