Swinney third nationally in APR


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Clemson, SC-- According to research compiled by the website ncaafootball.fanhouse.com off data provided by the NCAA, Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney is ranked third in the nation in terms of APR scores for the Clemson program since he took over as director of the program in 2008. The website captured data for the entering classes from 2003-04 through 2008-09, but is specific to each coach.

In 2003, the NCAA created the APR to monitor academic progress of its member institutions. The APR is a formula that takes into account semester-by-semester academic progress in terms of eligibility and retention rates for each scholarship student-athletes. The study includes APR scores at previous schools for a head coach who changes jobs.

Swinney’s program has had an APR score of 982 for his three years as head coach (2008 season was included in the study), trailing only the 985 by Troy Calhoun of Air Force and Pat Fitzgerald of Northwestern. Greg Schiano of Rutgers is fourth at 981 and Paul Johnson of Georgia Tech was fifth at 980.

The ACC was the top FBS conference represented with six current coaches among the nation’s top 11. Miami (FL) Head Coach Randy Shannon ranked seventh in the study with a 975 score. Shannon’s Hurricanes meet Swinney’s Tigers at Clemson on October 2. The average score for the ACC head coaches was 964. The average score for all coaches across the nation was 933.8.


Top APR Scores for Active College Coaches

Rk      Coach             School           Score
1.      Troy Calhoun      Air Force        985
        Pat Fitzgerald    Northwestern     985
3.      Dabo Swinney      Clemson          982
4.      Greg Schiano      Rutgers          981
5.      *Paul Johnson     Georgia Tech     980
6.      Ken Niumatalolo   Navy             976
7.      Randy Shannon     Miami            975
8.      *Mike London      Virginia         974
9.      Chris Petersen    Boise State      973
10.     *David Cutcliffe  Duke             971
        Frank Spaziani    Boston College   971
        
* Includes APR performance at a previous school.

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Swinney third nationally in APR
Crump®
6 ACC schools, no SEC schools . . . hmmmm . . .***
mrmatt
Don't sound so suprised. Look at one of the...
mattthematty
Actually
Tymick1
Re: Actually
clemson80tiger
Well
Tymick1
Well, those young men are someones child
clemson80tiger
Re: Well, those young men are someones child
Tymick1
APR doesn't win football games
AdamD021
Florida isn't shy about taking the title of "thug U" from
5lw4
Should read Florida WASN'T shy...as they already have!***
JVTiger
must remember
dgjtig
I agree you can do both
AdamD021
So full of it. Remember UNC? FSU?
AThomas®
You think you're such a Know-It-All don't ya?
Griggles_Tigers®
Re: APR doesn't win football games
allorangeallthetime52®
Apr DOES win the heart of Recruits and their Mamas
LongTimeTater
sort of
Tymick1
Re: 6 ACC schools, no SEC schools . . . hmmmm . . .***
allorangeallthetime52®
one cheats on the field, the other in the classroom***
deleted
LMAO at the pathetic coots attempting to spin
tigrjm76®
Nice work, Tigers. I'm a proud member of the Moral Victory
clemson_native
not much on academics are you?***
dgjtig
most fans of a school
Tymick1
How is success in academics a "moral victory"?
tomerafan
Spurrier ranks 19th... from the BOTTOM!!! Link here...
Razzmatazz
And 12th from the top
Classof09
You got that right, it is ONLY the Spurrier name that
civil engr
shocking....***
mahoppes
Re: Swinney third nationally in APR
AtlantaCock
Re: Swinney third nationally in APR
deroberts
Re: Swinney third nationally in APR
AtlantaCock
Stanford was tied for 14th, see link
Orange®
Don't confuse him with the facts***
cu85tiger®
Re: Swinney third nationally in APR
loubello
That's a ranking to be proud of :)***
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