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Academic Progress

The NCAA published its Academic Progress Rate reports yesterday, and Michigan has a clean bill of health. All scores were above the penalty cutoff of 925, and three sports (both genders of golf and women's tennis) recorded perfect scores of 1000.

Since Michigan's main sports have been so attrition-y lately, let's see if they are in danger for next year (when players who left the program this year will count against APR).

Football's score was 951. In the past year, the team has lost Adrian Arrington and Mario Manningham to the NFL. Arrington was a fourth-year junior, and probably graduated prior to leaving Michigan. Manningham may have been enough of an academic liability to hurt APR next year. To transfers, Michigan has lost Ryan Mallett (Arkansas) and Justin Boren (Ohio State). I know nothing of their academic prowess, though I would assume that at least Boren was in good standing when he left. Several players have also left the team for other reasons. If Johnny Sears doesn't hurt the APR, I'll be shocked. Alex Mitchell and Jeremy Ciulla are the only other two that spring immediately to mind, and I know nothing of their academics either.

Basketball's score was 927, dangerously close to sanctions. With all the people that left the program (Kendric Price, Jerret Smith, Ekpe Udoh, K'Len Morris), I wouldn't be surprised if the team at least gets a warning for next year. At least they're not completely toast like Indiana, already below the cutoff, and going downhill with lots of attrition in this offseason.

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“Academic Progress”

  1. Blogger John L. Says:

    I have no evidence to back this up at all, but I seriously doubt Adrian Arrington graduated simply because he has been at Michigan for four years.

  2. Blogger Tim Says:

    Yeah, I didn't mean for the post to imply that I thought he graduated (because I don't), just that it was a possibility.

  3. Anonymous Inspector Cluseau Says:

    Why would they factor in players who transfer or leave to go pro? Seems that would unfairly weigh down the score instead of just looking at players who either graduate or drop out because they can't hack it class wise.

  4. Blogger Tim Says:

    Players leaving to transfer or go pro early don't hurt the APR if they are in good academic standing when they leave.

  5. Blogger RJHOVE Says:

    Mike Gillislee a RB that the wolverines are showing interest in from rivals

  6. Blogger RJHOVE Says:

    scout says that we offered gillislee....his other offers don't look as good and he doesnt have stars yet...i can't find video either

  7. Anonymous Obes Says:

    gillislee looks amazing on film, which you can see on rivals btw, he's not rated yet like RJ said but he looks like an animal. hopefully we get him.

  8. Blogger RJHOVE Says:

    it's not free thanks anyway

  9. Blogger RJHOVE Says:

    it's not free thanks anyway

  10. Blogger RJHOVE Says:

    That guy is fast...he is RB/slot guy too...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__eCeCONOnw&feature=related

  11. Blogger RJHOVE Says:

    I'm using this phrase liberally but Reggie Bush type Back not really the size to go inside in a pro style for sure...he has the size and speed to be good in the slot and break a big one on the outside...under the radar right now but i think we have a shot to nab him early