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