Football Drop

USC’s football APR score relased today dropped significantly from the previous year. The Trojans scored 932 in 2009-10, which was 39 points lower than in 2008-09 (971). The football program’s multi-year average of 952 was 13 points lower than the previous year.

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  • UCLA Dynasty

    No coincidence that the precipitous drop lines up neatly with the discovery of Senora Ross’ Espanol for SC Dummies class at Fig Tech, eh TroGans?

    Good luck beating out ITT Tech in this year’s academic rankings.

  • BoscoH

    Otherwise known as “the Jeff Byers effect”.

  • Marky Marc

    So much for that John Baxter “plan for success” or whatever he calls it. Looks like the players did not all get the message. Then again, sometimes stupid is as stupid does.

  • sureshot

    How much of this can be attributed to the players who were allowed to leave? Does a transfer count as a dropout, or does it just come off the rolls. Coach Baxter’s academic gameplan worked wonders at Fresno State and has been adopted at many universities around the country. One year is not enough time to see it implemented and have it bear fruit. Give Baxter time and he’ll come through.

  • uscmike

    The APR score that was released was for the 2009-2010 academic year. Baxter’s program was not implemented until the 2010-2011 academic year, the results for which are not yet available.

    As Wolf posted today: “The NCAA released its Academic Progress Report numbers today. USC was eighth in the Pac-10 in the 2009-10 academic year but above the magical 925 mark where schools get penalized.”