As reported by Card Chronicle, and Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports, Louisville will lose three football scholarships because of sub-standard APR scores. The reason: Coaching turnover. Or so says the Cards.
“Continuity and stability among our coaching staffs lends itself to better performance and unfortunately our football student-athletes endured three football coaches in four years,” UL athletic director Tom Jurich said in a statement. “We want to improve our figures rapidly and I’m impressed with the measures Charlie Strong has implemented in our football program. I’m confident that we are our currently headed in the right direction. We have already addressed the penalties and have put it behind us.”
Of course, the Cards went from Bobby Petrino, who left for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, to Steve Kragthorpe, who was fired after the 2009 season, to Charlie Strong last year.