If that's what it sounded like, I didn't convey myself clearly.
All that I meant was this corroborates that he wasn't getting the special treatment he wanted. I personally think "family atmosphere" is just a PR way of saying "coddled".
The football program gives players a wealth of assistance but they obviously didn't give him enough *because he failed*. But here's the important point: that's the way it should be. It shouldn't be impossible to fail at Michigan if you are a football player. That's for the Ole Misses of the world. So I do agree with you. I just think that Wermers disagrees, and therefore his point is valid. It's incorrect, but valid.
Maybe not. Maybe he really didn't like anyone there and completely sidestepped the academic thing in his comments. I don't know. I'm just trying to reconcile this big reason why he left with the statement he made. It seems like he would have indirectly addressed that, you know? As for directly addressing it, would you say you were failing your classes?