So I'm thinking a couple of things regarding this.... The rules of recruiting: -Entering season 2, you must have the maximum 70 men on your roster (not below, meaning you can't cut a bunch of terrible guys to free up scholarships). -However, because we are new coaches at terrible schools, I will allow you to cut 6 players in our 1st off-season ONLY! This proves realistic as a new coach certainly rids himself of a few non-desireables that he never would have recruited and with Heisman recruiting at our terrible schools... much needed to clean up some garbage. -Transfers IN do not count towards your next year's numbers as they must sit out a year but do not forget them... cuz they will count towards the next year's class. Note: As terrible schools on heisman recruiting, I understand that you might not even come close to filling up your roster and might indeed be well under 70 due to lack of ability to sign. This is ok and walk-ons will be added. But we are not allowed to cut anymore than the 6 allowed. The rule is to stop everyone (mostly in later years) from cutting guys to free up schollies. Summary: you are NEVER allowed to cut any player at all except for in the first off-season you are allowed six if desired. But realize... this will drop you to possibly dangerously low numbers, which could in fact screw your depth in the future. So beware. Thus, the number of scholarships you are allowed to offer in year 1 (with my team as an example): + Current under Max 70 (2) + Allowed Cuts in 1st Year ONLY (6) + Seniors (10) + Transfers-Out (0) + Draft-Jumpers (0) _____________________ Scholarships to Offer (2+6+10) = 18 Important Notes: Transfers out and Draft-jumpers happen before off-season recruiting. It is up to you to decide whether to roll the dice and sign an extra guy during regular season in anticipation of this. But if you over sign in the regular season and then no one transfers or leaves... your program will be penalized. P.S. This is like Calculus for some of you morons. If you have questions, ask them now. Cuz there will not be excuses later on. The infractions committee (mullen, weave, and myself) will have sole discretion on your penalty after considering all factors. P.P.S. The allowable cuts are ONLY for the first off-season and not in any future off-seasons thereafter.