They're intended for use by recruits, their parents and prospective employers in evaluating coaches and programs, along with wins and other competitive and personal criteria.
What got my attention about this story is Graham's somewhat cryptic opinion of this new policy.
I say cryptic because it's not clear on whom he thinks the rating will have a "modest" effect. Will the effect be modest on recruits? Most likely. Will the effect be modest on the parent's of recruits? For the most part. Will the effects be modest on university presidents in their hiring decisions? Ah, there's the rub. Here Graham can speak for at least one president. Is Graham admitting that he would hire a coach solely on wins and losses even if the coach has an APR in the basement? This is something to think about as we contemplate life after JoePa at Penn State.
Penn State President Graham Spanier predicted the coaches' ratings "could have a modest influence.
"Realistically," he said, "wins and losses weigh most heavily on a coach's reputation."
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