Hey guys, great start to this file! Congratulations to Penn State and Miami for really spicing things up over the last few weeks by securing huge upsets that should really launch their programs to a new level. We've got some amazing recruiting battles in the fold, and a platter of highly-anticipated user games coming down the pike. Can't wait to see how this season pans out, and I have no doubt that we have the right core in place to take this several seasons. With that being said, there are a few things that we need to be cognizant of to keep this as SIM, and enjoyable as possible for everyone. Below are a few things that I'd appreciate for everyone to take note of moving forward. Nothing here is directed to anyone in particular, rather this is coming through my own observation and feedback from just about everyone in the league. Varied Play Call I think that we're doing a very good job of this for having a number of members who haven't been in CL before. But here's a few things that we should keep to a minimal level Press coverage: No problem with you playing press, but you shouldn't be playing press coverage on every down Show Blitz: Again, you shouldn't be showing blitz every down. Mix both of these up and give your opponent different looks Read Option: At most you should be running this 2-4 times per game. There are other ways to get your QB involved in the run game. The Read Option should also not be used on 3rd and less than 5, or in Goal-to-go situations. It's just way to much of a money play in those areas 5 Wide formations: 3rd-and-passing situations are not an invitation to go 5-wide every time. Feel free to mix it in, but mix in other looks on obvious passing downs Red-shirting All of you read and confirmed that you understood the redshirt rules. Please make sure that you insert the guys who aren't redshirting into the lineup at some point this season. If they never see the field in some way shape or form, the game will automatically redshirt them. Violators will see scholarship reductions next year. This is your responsibility Coaching Trees By now some people are going to start leveling up. Do not spend any additional points in your coaching tree. Unfortunately, the guys that left and rejoined the dynasty cannot level up due to a bug in the game. This is something that I foresaw, and this is why we all start at level 20. Scheduling Games Let's make a more concerted effort to scheduling exact times for your user games. Too often I'm seeing people say "Hey I'll be around tomorrow afternoon" and then they leave their opponent in the dark until they're ready to play. If you don't know the exact time you're open, that's OK, but give a range so that we can be a little more courteous to our opponents. For CPU games, if you are going to hold up the advance, you need to let me know ASAP and what time you'll be playing, or I will advance. Let me know if you have any comments, questions or concerns.