Recruiting Costs Here's what the situation is as I understand it: Teams are going to drop in ratings as the years progress. Apparently, progression does not keep up in a way that allows teams to remain really good over time. Most of us are going to drop off a bit. In years three and four, it's likely that an A- teams is going to be a powerhouse, and a B+ team is going to have a real shot at winning it all. Seeing this, and seeing the relatively minimal success we're having in the recruiting part of the game, makes me worry a bit. Many of our teams are going to decline faster than the norm, I think, and we're going to suffer more losses as a result. I'm really hoping that the good results from last year turn into good classes this year, because if they don't, some of us are going to be hurting. I'd suggest putting in the time this season. That quick call, done-in-ten-minutes stuff might have worked before, but it's going to cause us some trouble going forward. Just getting in my "I told you so's" ahead of time.