Notre Dame's Brey: 'Everybody should shut up and adjust' to transfer portal, NIL
Many head coaches have voiced their displeasure with the transfer portal and NIL guidelines this offseason, but Notre Dame bench boss Mike Brey is taking a different approach to the new landscape of collegiate sports.
"I told a lot of young coaches when we were on the road in April, I said, 'We got to stop complaining.' Like, this is the world we're in," Brey told reporters at the ACC spring meetings Tuesday, according to Andrew Carter of The News and Observer. "Last time I checked, you make pretty good money. So everybody should shut up and adjust. You know, that’s just the world we're in now."
Brey added: "We've had it pretty good here. And it's a great job. It's high risk, high reward, but we all know what we signed up for."
The NCAA's Division I Board of Directors provided more clarity Monday regarding NIL, specifically the role of boosters in recruiting. The new guidelines reaffirmed that boosters are not allowed to contact any potential recruit or their family members.
"While the NCAA may pursue the most outrageous violations that were clearly contrary to the interim policy adopted last summer, our focus is on the future," board chair and University of Georgia president Jere Morehead said in a statement.
"The new guidance establishes a common set of expectations for the Division I institutions moving forward, and the board expects all Division I institutions to follow our recruiting rules and operate within these reasonable expectations."