Yep, I figured I missed NCAA a lot (sadly not enough to join an online dynasty here on the site- I don't want to "force" myself to play it) so I went ahead and started an offline dynasty. I plan on trying to get my readers involved in the dynasty by letting them sort of make decisions at certain points (change QB's etc). I will be using coach mode, so I can't really cheese my way to wins without yall knowing. Anyways, I will start by giving you a run down of the first season as I simulated it to get some recruits on campus-- little did I know a little more than that would happen. I started off my career at FIU as a defensive coordinator- they are in a fairly "easy" conference and start out in a fairly good position to start taking control of the conference and build a good program (I think the defense was 80 overall). I am trying the 3-4, and will run the Georgia (Pro style) playbook if I ever get to call the offense as well. We finished the season 10-2 I believe with a win over Houston in the New Orleans bowl I think it was- a great finish to a good campaign. Our junior running back set a school record in rushing yards (around 1800 I think) and the sophomore QB set a school record with 16 touchdowns (lol?) -- our offense was constantly putting up 35+ all year, especially in conference play. First step of the offseason comes around, and our HC for whatever reason bolts for FAU -- for the sake of a story, I will go with the AD pissed him off so bad he quit and went over to the rival school. This would make for a great upcoming rivalry, except for the fact that after this season - through conference realignment (I am using this to move teams around) - we (FIU) are now in the new CUSA setup and FAU will stay in the Sun Belt. This is too bad, but it will make for a brand new adventure for our kids moving into a new (and arguably better) conference. Other offseason notes: Our senior WR Wayne Times went in the 4th round of the NFL draft, congrats! We had a very good recruiting class in my first year, I will post a roster later so you can see. We received two transfers: a DT from Miami and one from Arkansas. It will be interesting to see if one of these kids can land that NT spot in my 3-4 after they sit out this year. Oh yeah, I am now head coach! Other team movements are listed in that link above ^ Note: I had to move Army and Navy into the WAC to pull everyone out that I needed.... oh well. A few notes about how things will work in my dynasty: I will only redshirt freshman - no redshirting seniors so they can start next year. Maybe I will throw in a wrinkle where a senior gets hurt preseason and has a medical redshirt or something. If a guy is in the two deep he won't redshirt -- I.e. I won't have 2 offensive lineman backup the whole offensive line. 8 Minutes quarters I will have a google doc embedded to keep track of my depth chart, schedule, recruits and whatever else you guys want to see. I will adjust difficulty as needed. I think I started with AA recruiting and gameplay. I think recruiting will get bumped to Heisman though. I have sliders in effect to make it harder/more realistic.. for example I think QB accuracy is 10. I will note anything else as it comes up-- feel free to ask any questions about the dynasty or what's going on. "Who is in the top 5?" "Who is leading the Heisman?" I will try to keep the stats up to date every 3 weeks or so. Enjoy! Hope this caught you up after my first season!