The season's over. Bowie St. made a great run to the Championship Game, but fell a little short and Virginia St. made a Final Four appearance. My own NCCU team had it's most disappointing season in years, but still eked out a Sweet 16 appearance and the conference as a whole put 7 in the NT and 2 in the PIT. Good bonus cash is available. Join us to help dominate a great D2 world! Here are the openings:
- 3 open scholarships and a solid B prestige for this motion & man team. There are some very solid players on this team with especially strong senior guards. If you have DII eligibility, you're losing money by not
taking over this team!
- hear me out on this one... If I didn't think that NCCU will be a title contender next season, I'd offer to get bought out to move over to this team. Sure, there are only 2 open scholarships to match with that D+ prestige. And, yes, it's been 75 seasons of SimAI coached futility only very briefly interrupted by indifferent human coaching. Here's the thing: there are players on that team! Look at this lineup: C - Earl
; PF - Mitchell
; SF - Burress
; SG - Greene
; PG - Clements
. If you cut everyone else, excepting Jacobs
and maybe Denny
, then you've got the core of a team that can compete. Take a couple walk-ons and you have 6 open scholarships the following season and can do some damage!
The big switch would be to start practicing Zone at 25 minutes. That team will struggle to play man defense in this tough conference. I would continue practicing man and motion evenly (maybe 10 each) until I had any recruit's man IQ to C-, then I'd switch all practice to motion & zone only (e.g. 20/25), but still run man to start each game through the NC play. Once the conference schedule started, then go nuts with the defensive gameplan. Play man to start the game with end of game settings at 2-3 zone, in one game. The next, play 3-2 zone with end of game settings to 2-3 when losing or man when winning. Just get weird.
I'm excited by the possibilities with that Livingstone team!
Oh yeah... J.C.S. would leave skid marks on the bowl. No getting around that. Taken!!!