Despite overseeing the most successful academic semester in recent Louisville football history, Charlie Strong now has his name attached to the lowest six-year APR number in Div. 1 football.
CBS compiled the APR averages for the 109 eligible football programs between the 2003-2004 and 2009-2010 academic years, and the results highlighted a distant last finish for Louisville.
|1. Charlie Strong, Louisville||869|
|2. Rob Ianello, Akron||900|
|3. Larry Porter, Memphis||903|
|4. Neil Callaway, UAB||904|
|5. Ron English, Eastern Michigan||918|
|5. Howard Schnellenberger, FAU||918|
|5. Jeff Quinn, Buffalo||918|
|8. Paul Rhoads, Iowa State||919|
|9. x-Todd Berry, La.-Monroe||920|
|10. Mike Price, UTEP||920|
The exercise included any head coach if they were in place at any point during an academic year from Aug. 1 to July 31 and were assigned that team's APR for that year. Each coach's average APR ranking included all years they were a head coach between 2003 and 2010, even if they were at more than one school in that time frame.
So now even though Strong has, by all accounts, done a complete 180 on the football program's academic performance, he has his name attached to this national piece of bad publicity.
*Grabs CBS article*
Charlie, you see this, all this shit?
*Drops article on official Card Chronicle desk*
It's not your fault.
Look at me, coach....It's not your fault. It's not your fault.