Posted by emy1013 on 8/29/2012 11:50:00 PM (view original):
Posted by ryrun on 8/29/2012 10:31:00 PM (view original):Yes Ryrun, some details would be very interesting I think.
I just took over CSU, Bakersfield after he left (hadn't paid much attention to the previous coach, obviously). Thankfully he was only there for one season so he couldn't run it into the ground. He recruited 4 jr's last season, who shockingly aren't totally useless, but just thought that was very strange.
I do get to see the leftovers of some awful practice/player/team plans and an odd depth chart, though. So now it sort of makes sense as to how he runs teams into the ground.
I have a mild headache after looking through it all. I wish there was just a reset all kind of button I could hit that would zero out all the practice minutes/depth chart slots/distro/etc.
The practice plan is just a mess. I'm going to have to go through every player and adjust every category, basically. To start with, he's practicing 25 min in Flex and 30 min in M2M, so there's some overkill there, but it could be defendable I guess, though it's way more than I ever practice for sets (and more than I've heard of anyone on the forums practicing due to diminishing returns). But the player minutes are all over the place. Some highlights:
- Every player has at least 8 min in study hall (even after the final grades). Most GPA's are over 3.5. Seniors are still getting 8+ minutes.
- There's a soph PG with 7 min in REB and and 8 in LP, even though 1) he's a PG and 2) those are already at low potential and 3) he has average potential left in ATH/SPD/BH/P. Passing is getting 4 min.
- Same with another PG - he has an LP of 8 with low potential and then high potential left in BH/P, but he threw 8 min of practice time into LP. What?
- Numerous players with only 4-6 practice minutes in footwork, even those with average/high potential left in DEF/SB.
- There is a C that is getting 6 minutes of BH minutes to try and improve his rating of 3 (with low potential, too, as if it matters).
- Actually, as I take an overall look at it, every single category is getting at least 4 minutes of practice time. All the guards still practice REB/LP (most with single digit ratings and low potential), all the bigs practice PER/BH.
Then the distro numbers just have no rhyme or reason to them - they're all over the map. Then there's a PG with low PER set at a +2 3pt frequency (the only player set to a +2, even though he has the lowest PER of all the guards), most of the bigs are set to a 0 3pt (but not all, so ?). I don't know if he was jacking with this for his last game or what, but I can't think of any scenario where it'd make sense.
Depth chart goes 4-deep for all positions, but I don't know if he went that deep because he thinks he has to or what. A PG is listed as the 4th option for PF (with his 13 REB).
The only silver lining to this team is that I get to bring in 5 of my own players for next season (probably 6 after I most likely cut Harrison) and then 5 more the season after, so at least he didn't saddle me with terrible young players for a few seasons.
This brings me to a question though - when someone jacks with the practice settings/distro/etc and then leaves, does Simmy reset those? Or will they stay for all returning players? Part of me thinks they'd stay for all returning players since it doesn't reset when a human coach takes over, but I've never paid enough attention to it to notice. But even if you set up a good distro and then lose a bunch of players, do the old values stay for the returning players and then the new players are set to 0? So, say you bring in a one player class and give him a 1 distro his freshman year, then you leave - by his senior year, is he at a 1 while everyone else (simmy recruits) is at 0? Just something looking through this made me curious about.