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5/23/2012 6:23 AM
I find the 17-16-17-0 with no redshirts the perfect setup for me (http://www.whatifsports.com/GD/TeamProfile/PlayerRatings.aspx?tid=50056)
5/23/2012 7:38 AM
Yeah, that seems to be working good.


5/23/2012 8:40 AM
Posted by vick12 on 5/22/2012 10:56:00 PM (view original):
Posted by caesari on 5/22/2012 9:27:00 PM (view original):
Posted by trombumpet on 5/22/2012 9:23:00 PM (view original):
That 50 team is impressive.  I think the best set up I have seen was a year or so ago a DIII team had 25 SR and 25 SO.   Forgot who that was though ha
I've wanted to do this kind of thing, or at least what damauler has at Hiram
The 25/25 thing sounds good on paper but isn't as sound as what I have at Hiram. With that method, you would never utilize redshirts. With the way I have it at Hiram, I recruit 3 guys who redshirt into the large classes. Every other year I basically recruit 3 then 20.

That 50 man team is overkill in this engine tbh. I think in the old engine where stamina mattered more, that team model makes a lot more sense. 
I think it was more for the novelty than actual performance. But yeah, overkill is the right word to describe it.

So at Hiram you redshirt every season, or just when you recruit 3 players?
5/23/2012 8:47 AM
IMO, with 50 scholarships, you can recruit ANY 22 starters you want, from anywhere in the US.  So, that has to help.

5/23/2012 8:56 AM
Posted by bhouska1 on 5/23/2012 8:47:00 AM (view original):
IMO, with 50 scholarships, you can recruit ANY 22 starters you want, from anywhere in the US.  So, that has to help.

This is a very good point.  I am sure this doesn't work at DIA since guys would leave after their JR year and your class would be screwed up after one cycle.  
5/23/2012 9:55 AM
Posted by vick12 on 5/22/2012 10:56:00 PM (view original):
Posted by caesari on 5/22/2012 9:27:00 PM (view original):
Posted by trombumpet on 5/22/2012 9:23:00 PM (view original):
That 50 team is impressive.  I think the best set up I have seen was a year or so ago a DIII team had 25 SR and 25 SO.   Forgot who that was though ha
I've wanted to do this kind of thing, or at least what damauler has at Hiram
The 25/25 thing sounds good on paper but isn't as sound as what I have at Hiram. With that method, you would never utilize redshirts. With the way I have it at Hiram, I recruit 3 guys who redshirt into the large classes. Every other year I basically recruit 3 then 20.

That 50 man team is overkill in this engine tbh. I think in the old engine where stamina mattered more, that team model makes a lot more sense. 
You would also potentially miss out on studs located right by your campus.  There is definitely a strategy in having 2 large classes, but you should recruit at least 3 players every single year to ensure you don't miss out on studs and so you can redshirt 3 players every season.
5/23/2012 11:21 AM
You would also potentially miss out on studs located right by your campus.  There is definitely a strategy in having 2 large classes, but you should recruit at least 3 players every single year to ensure you don't miss out on studs and so you can redshirt 3 players every season.


Great advice.

Although 50 scholarships would be fun to recruit....even though it'd be only once every 4 months!

5/23/2012 11:22 AM
Posted by trombumpet on 5/23/2012 8:56:00 AM (view original):
Posted by bhouska1 on 5/23/2012 8:47:00 AM (view original):
IMO, with 50 scholarships, you can recruit ANY 22 starters you want, from anywhere in the US.  So, that has to help.

This is a very good point.  I am sure this doesn't work at DIA since guys would leave after their JR year and your class would be screwed up after one cycle.  
True, but you could use that opportunity to recruit K and P.  Or recruit some scrub and cut him during your big-daddy recruiting season.

5/23/2012 12:31 PM
I personally like 38-24-36.
5/23/2012 12:55 PM
Posted by caesari on 5/23/2012 8:40:00 AM (view original):
Posted by vick12 on 5/22/2012 10:56:00 PM (view original):
Posted by caesari on 5/22/2012 9:27:00 PM (view original):
Posted by trombumpet on 5/22/2012 9:23:00 PM (view original):
That 50 team is impressive.  I think the best set up I have seen was a year or so ago a DIII team had 25 SR and 25 SO.   Forgot who that was though ha
I've wanted to do this kind of thing, or at least what damauler has at Hiram
The 25/25 thing sounds good on paper but isn't as sound as what I have at Hiram. With that method, you would never utilize redshirts. With the way I have it at Hiram, I recruit 3 guys who redshirt into the large classes. Every other year I basically recruit 3 then 20.

That 50 man team is overkill in this engine tbh. I think in the old engine where stamina mattered more, that team model makes a lot more sense. 
I think it was more for the novelty than actual performance. But yeah, overkill is the right word to describe it.

So at Hiram you redshirt every season, or just when you recruit 3 players?
I started on the 50 class under the old engine, but when stamina went to crap I just wanted to finish what I started.  It is extreme overkill in this engine
5/23/2012 2:47 PM
Posted by caesari on 5/23/2012 8:40:00 AM (view original):
Posted by vick12 on 5/22/2012 10:56:00 PM (view original):
Posted by caesari on 5/22/2012 9:27:00 PM (view original):
Posted by trombumpet on 5/22/2012 9:23:00 PM (view original):
That 50 team is impressive.  I think the best set up I have seen was a year or so ago a DIII team had 25 SR and 25 SO.   Forgot who that was though ha
I've wanted to do this kind of thing, or at least what damauler has at Hiram
The 25/25 thing sounds good on paper but isn't as sound as what I have at Hiram. With that method, you would never utilize redshirts. With the way I have it at Hiram, I recruit 3 guys who redshirt into the large classes. Every other year I basically recruit 3 then 20.

That 50 man team is overkill in this engine tbh. I think in the old engine where stamina mattered more, that team model makes a lot more sense. 
I think it was more for the novelty than actual performance. But yeah, overkill is the right word to describe it.

So at Hiram you redshirt every season, or just when you recruit 3 players?
I redshirt 3 every year. Here is how it breaks down...

Year 1- Recruit 3...redshirt all.
Year 2- Recruit 21...redshirt 3.
Year 3- Recruit 3...redshirt all.
Year 4- Recruit 20...redshirt 3.
Year 5- Recruit 3...redshirt all.

If you plan on doing anything where you use redshirts, then you need to think of recruiting in 5 year cycles basically...or your roster being 47 guys. As you can see by the plan above, the Year 2 class is still 21 guys, BUT 3 are now redshirted into the class and put the other 3 redshirted from Year 2 into Year 3's class...and so on and so forth. So on your big year, you have 3 Srs*, 17/18 Srs, and 3 Jrs*...or 23-24 players with 4 or more years of experience...plus 3 more with 3 years.


5/23/2012 3:21 PM
Gotcha. I think I might try that out. Look for a sitemail from me.
5/25/2012 5:39 PM
Posted by caesari on 5/22/2012 7:35:00 PM (view original):
Try this one on for size

Class of 50... Brilliant.
WOW! lol
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