(You can confirm this with Don Kassing.)
: There was a thread below regarding the APR
: question, and whether or not SJSU should be
: out of the "effect" of His
: Literateness on the football team's APR.
: The answer is, in short, that since the NCAA
: uses a four-year rolling average, rather
: than just a simple static average, SJSU will
: not be completely clear of the deleterious
: effect of His Literatness until roughly the
: 2013 season.
: Here's why: The SJSU one-year APR numbers
: at the end of the Fitz Hill era were
: consistently in the middle to high 800's.
: During Tomey's tenure, they've been in the
: low-to-mid 900's (except for the first
: season when a lot of Hill's recruits left
: However, because NCAA uses a rolling average
: (e.g. an average of the previous four
: averages) rather than a static average
: (based on snapshots taken of the previous
: four seasons), SJSU has been and will be
: stuck with the low APR numbers from the Fitz
: Hill era (and Tomey's first season is a part
: of that sorry legacy) until roughly the 2013
: season, or EIGHT YEARS after the departure
: of His Literateness.
: The APR is deliberately designed to make
: swift movement in the numbers difficult to
: achieve. Teams that are above the 925 line
: tend to stay there, while teams that are
: below the line find it very difficult to
: move up.
: And when you start in the mid-800's, you end
: up with quite a difficult row to hoe.
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