The problem with Mr. Neal is that he does not understand what it means to be a DL coach in college. These guys have to look after their players, they do not make as much money as head coaches and they want to keep their jobs. Mr. Neal, if you are not willing to list your GPA in an article about how offended you are that a coach made this insinuation, then you have missed the point. Michigan is a good school, and they are going to be honest with you about how hard you are going to have to work to remain eligible.
You can cry foul all you want, but you have to remember that your potential laziness in the classroom could cost this man his job. He has to be straight with you even though you think you should be pampered.