carolinaeasy bdub mikedredd Loaf31 BigSmooth33 tbishop82 biggcoug65 UcanHateMeNow Goose Guys, Looks like we have a couple issues recruiting on the website. Easy lost some time in the off-season, and Goose lost his entire first week, leaving him way behind. He also lost three instant commits, all of which were relevant recruits, and one that I spent an hour on in both weeks one and two. I'm not so worried about my time lost (because I'm backing off that recruit now - he shouldn't be there for me to recruit) but we do need some kind of fix, so here's what I've been thinking: We have taken on a new slider set that is likely to present a bit tougher challenge. This seems to be evident in our first week numbers. Maybe the bump in recruiting is a bit too much to add on in the same year. We know the old system works and keeps the CPU relevant, just as it is designed to do. The new system will work just fine also, but we're in a bit of a pickle with it. I'd like to suggest rolling it back, but giving the guys an incentive to do so. If this were OK with you guys, my plan would be to: Roll back to AA recruiting for this year, starting at the beginning of next week. Go with the 1-7-72, but allow a bonus. That bonus would be to allow each user to hand pick a single bonus recruit of their own choosing. Just one, but any one you want. 4 stars and below may use all 25 scholarships, if they choose. We move to Heisman in week one of the off season, at which time all restrictions go away, except for the cap on five stars, which we will set at 3 going forward. That's it. The rollback to AA lets Goose catch up. Guys who are leading on some big recruits do not need to abandon those efforts, but we don't unbalance the system by pillaging the top guys ... much. With so many new coaches in their first full season, this provides a way to reshape teams and rearrange rosters. If we did this, the bonus recruit would need to be declared before we advance. Declaring a bonus would not mean a recruit would be off limits - steal another guy's bonus if you like. But no declaration before the advance would forfeit the right to a shot at a bonus recruit. I don't want anyone declaring, losing the guy, and then declaring another. One bite at the apple. How's this sound?