Punahou School's Manti Te'o, a prized linebacker recruit in the Class of 2009, will be making a visit to Notre Dame this weekend.
And the Irish had to take action to ensure Te'o can make a return trip if he so chooses.
Notre Dame students hatched a plan to distribute about 8,000 lei outside Notre Dame Stadium at tomorrow's game against Syracuse in honor of Te'o's visit, posting that plan on a fan Web site.
The problem? A concerted, organized effort such as that could be construed as an NCAA violation in which Notre Dame is publicizing a recruit's visit to campus and encouraging that recruit to attend the school. Once the Notre Dame compliance office received a missive about the plan, it bid the idea aloha.