During his acceptance speech for the 2012 Broyles Award, given to the top assistant in college football, Bob Diaco mentioned that part of their on the field success is due to the professors who demand excellence in the classroom at Notre Dame on a consistent basis.
That in turn holds him to a higher standard as a coach when they come to his "classroom" at the end of the day.
"The players at Notre Dame chose Notre Dame because they expect excellence. They are achievement oriented. And they go to four or five classes a day, and those classes are pretty dynamic."
"At the end of the day he's coming to my class. So you better have your bar set real high, because I have to put on the best class of the day. They're looking at you and they're expecting it, and I appreciate that energy from them."