2011 Off-Season Tonight

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  1. Archie Griffin

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    OK, here's what I'm thinking:

    All of us who posted, save one, are available at or before 9pm EST. Let's call that the start time.

    This year, I thought we'd move faster in some areas, and slower in others. Weeks one and two of recruiting are crucial, and the rest seem to be just filling in the gaps. Let's move through weeks 3, 4, and 5 quickly, push right through signing day to position changes, and then pause a bit and get it right. We post all position changes this year, no matter how small. I didn't do this last year, and I should have. I'll be keeping and accurate list this year. I think we all should.

    (A note on recruiting: If you take a walk-on, he counts against your numbers, so make sure to balance your teams. I don't want to enforce a penalty because the CPU made a walk-on FB/K/P your 76th guy. Plan and adjust positions accordingly.)

    We stop for a bit on training results, but not long - just enough to give everyone enough time to look them over. Then we move to cuts, and then it's the preseason. Here's how I envision it (all times eastern):

    09:00 - Advance to week 3 of recruiting.
    09:20 - to Week 4. (faster advance if we're mostly set)
    09:40 - to Week 5. (Same as above)
    10:00 - to Signing Day (ten minutes is as fast as I can advance, or I'd just skip it)
    10:10 - to Position Changes (write 'em down, then post 'em)
    10:40 - to Training Results
    11:00 - to Cuts (Remember - you can cut to 68, no lower.)
    11:20 - to Pre-Season

    There it is. Getting those first weeks out of the way really makes it look much easier. This doesn't look bad at all. If we get week 3 done earlier than 9, we can even shorten this schedule a bit more, but there's no rush. We should be just fine on time. If we do hold up, I'd like to do it at cuts, so Iowa gets a chance to make his own decisions. The CPU can really make some bone-headed decisions about who to keep.
     
  2. OsirisMonster

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    Question. Say I don't sign up to 68 players. Is that OK? I'm loosing 22 off the team with a 69 person roster and only had 14 signed going into off season.
     
  3. Archie Griffin

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    That's fine. Just don't try to cut anyone unless you get above 68, OK?
     
  4. TD351

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    I may not be able to get on tonight- can I send you my PSN info so I dont end up with 75+?
     
  5. OsirisMonster

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    Sounds good. Those 7 I lost early really hurt keeping a roster full.
     
  6. OnIowa

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    I set myself to autopilot I have lab and should be back around 10est. I've signed like 13 guys and am on the verge of signing more, is there anything I need to do to make sure I don't violate any rules?
     
  7. egofailure

    egofailure Sim habits die hard!

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    Everything sounds good to me!
     
  8. bdub

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    Looks good. I will be there.
     
  9. Archie Griffin

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    We'll give you a pass this time. Just dump guys you didn't intend to sign if you go over.
     
  10. controllerabuser

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    So, we are starting at 8 CT?
     
  11. OnIowa

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    Sounds good, I don't think I'll oversign and I may be back in time for the end of recruiting anyways
     
  12. Archie Griffin

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    15 minutes to go time
     
  13. Archie Griffin

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    Week 3 is here. Next advance at 9:20
     
  14. Archie Griffin

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    eight minutes till advance
     
  15. OsirisMonster

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    Got a five star tackle!
     
  16. Archie Griffin

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    Goose - get away from my hometown center! I had an 800 point call, and you don't have a pipeline here. If you get the kid, the game is rigged :confused:.

    Week 4 is coming up.
     
  17. Archie Griffin

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    OK, I got him. There is justice in the world.
     
  18. Archie Griffin

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    but wait - I lost a 4 star OLB from Indiana, who listed proximity to home as his most important pitch - to Georgia? No pipeline, and I was leading going into the visit. Huh?
     
  19. OsirisMonster

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    Off season can be brutal.
     
  20. egofailure

    egofailure Sim habits die hard!

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    My last two targets all went elsewhere. I'm done til' positions.
     
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  22. Archie Griffin

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    Week five coming up. It's a few minutes late, but we're all pretty much done. Next @ 10
     
  23. carolinaeasy

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    I wrapped up my class with a 5* athlete thanks to an 800 point call and an A+ visit
     
  24. Urine_Trouble_

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    i grabbed a 5 star T too

    now that hb better stay away... 16+ weeks of an hours time i hope he isnt attached to me
     
  25. OsirisMonster

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    Me and easy are holding down top two recruiting classes with 3 five, 10 four, and 10 three star recruits each
     

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