(Disclaimer: This post refers to no one, nor should it. Refer only to your own play in this discussion, and do not single anyone out. I want no ugliness in this thread.) Let's talk about'em. Most of us have some kind of system that we run, and base a large part of our offense on. Here's what I want to know: What systems do you find annoying? What counts as running too few plays? What counts as running too few sets? Have you ever felt like the guys you were playing beat you up with a small but unbeatable combination of plays? Do we search for and implement the "flawless" systems that we can read about over at NCAA Strategies or OS? My opinion - nothing is unstoppable, but (and it's a big BUT) some of the systems we can research and put in place are damn near unstoppable in user games, when sliders are set at default. Personally, I used to do this: I had a system in place in which I could run an ACE-Twins set and either run to an advantage or throw to an open guy on each and every play. I knew your D the moment I lined up, and I never made a mistake. Also, I had a five wide set that allowed me to, on every down, throw to an open guy. I made the occasional mistake, but there weren't many, and I could have thrown for 500 any time I wanted. Here's what I did: I gave up my Buckeyes. I picked a playbook that had neither of the sets I speak of above. (I run mostly a two back offense, which is, in my opinion, the hardest to run) I got rid of all the stuff that turned the game into a simple repetition of things that never fail. But that's just me. I did it first, and I should do it first. I don't expect everyone to do this stuff just to restore balance, but I do want us to be aware of this stuff. If we're running a pretty repetitive system, we might want to think about what's next. Let's keep the game fresh, keep it fun for everyone, and keep everyone around until the next release, when we can start all over again. My point - We need top be thinking about longevity. Keeping ourselves human is part of the deal. Or should we just say "F^%$ it, just win" and do what we please? I'm OK with us doing this if we want to, but I thought we should discuss it first, since I don't want to be the only guy actively trying to work against this stuff. After two years of not even being in the running for a major award or championship, I'm kinda feeling the itch to simply put up stats and win it all. Somebody stop me.