06 Oct 2010
David Fox of Rivals.com takes a look at the passing efficiency tool, its history and its usefulness. In the process, he interviews Arizona's Mike Stoops, California's Jeff Tedford, Syracuse's Doug Marrone ... and yours truly.
As a whole, my sentiment toward the passer efficiency rating is how Fox quoted me in the article. It is better than simply looking at yards, TD's, and INT's, and it is very useful to have in the box scores, but a) it takes a while to know whether you're looking at a good score or not (while the NCAA may have once wanted 100 to reflect "average," it very much does not anymore), and b) it does not necessarily reflect good quarterback play as a whole. It could stand to be refined.
11 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2010, 4:18pm by tuluse
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