1/28/2013 10:26 AM
Recruiting starts today...give a shout out for any off-season changes that took place in your league. I tried to eyeball everyone to see if anything jumped out at me, but didn't see much.

I'd say the biggest off-season developments are that bunkerbuster is now back at Piedmont to coach a recruiting class of seniors that he brought in and that had the team looking strong while under Sim control last year. The ASC added some humans it looks like. I think every conference had at least one warm body in it. I didn't see any long-time coaches that had switched programs or vanished from the game this time around, but may have missed some faces.

Give a shout out if there's something in your league that demands early attention and good luck on the recruiting trail!

1/30/2013 9:53 PM
In my opinion, Eastbay landing stud jucos Turman and Willett takes him from very solid team to legit title contender
1/31/2013 11:49 AM
Posted by bdpoor on 1/30/2013 9:53:00 PM (view original):
In my opinion, Eastbay landing stud jucos Turman and Willett takes him from very solid team to legit title contender
I didn't scout CA, what are the potentials on those guys?  I would say whether they know CSUE's sets already will be a big factor in how far they can take Eastbay.
1/31/2013 6:13 PM
Hey, its my 1st season here and i  took on a team with just one returning player, i have 8 now, but this season will be a struggle.
1/31/2013 6:14 PM
Benedictine is my team
1/31/2013 9:42 PM
welcome jwils2... if you have any questions, lots of nice folks that happy to help, including myself.
1/31/2013 9:45 PM
Just noticed that gatorfan2005 is back... he coached Adrian to lots and lots of NT appearances.  He has landed at Finlandia, in Michigan conference once again.  Give him a few seasons and I'm sure he'll be right back near the top.
2/1/2013 10:30 AM
I haven't gotten a response from CS yet, but I'm just going to throw this out there.  I believe the new user rhcp at Brockport is an alias that was used to attack the GNE during recruiting.  The facts:

The user id was created just a few days ago.
The C+ school in an otherwise all-sim conf has 8 open spots and did nothing visible until 1pm the day of signings.
At 1pm, they poached 2 recruits, one considering only J&W and another considering only Rivier.
They've since signed both, and have taken no further visible actions.

I call bullshit on that.  No brand new user would recruit that way, and no vet legitimately recruiting would only have 2 signed still.

I hope it was not someone already in Rupp, because that's pretty childish and pathetic. 
2/1/2013 10:45 AM
Very interesting.  We had a guy come in at Southwestern a few seasons ago... cut tons of players and made just one or two comments on the conference board (we are always talking to each other too)... then split after one season.  It was really annonying.  The team had made the elite 8 the previous season (as a sim, but with human recruited players).... the team was on the down slide already, but he completely ruined them.   

Now to deliberately hurt another team in recruiting like you suspect is pretty lame. 
2/1/2013 1:36 PM
Posted by spasticity on 2/1/2013 10:30:00 AM (view original):
I haven't gotten a response from CS yet, but I'm just going to throw this out there.  I believe the new user rhcp at Brockport is an alias that was used to attack the GNE during recruiting.  The facts:

The user id was created just a few days ago.
The C+ school in an otherwise all-sim conf has 8 open spots and did nothing visible until 1pm the day of signings.
At 1pm, they poached 2 recruits, one considering only J&W and another considering only Rivier.
They've since signed both, and have taken no further visible actions.

I call bullshit on that.  No brand new user would recruit that way, and no vet legitimately recruiting would only have 2 signed still.

I hope it was not someone already in Rupp, because that's pretty childish and pathetic. 
I noticed this as well and thought it was very, very strange.  
2/1/2013 3:54 PM
well I have now successfully fielded a 12 player team from starting out with 1 and i did the math and our team average rating comes out to 446. Rough season coming up
2/1/2013 5:33 PM
Posted by jwils2 on 2/1/2013 3:54:00 PM (view original):
well I have now successfully fielded a 12 player team from starting out with 1 and i did the math and our team average rating comes out to 446. Rough season coming up
I didn't scout any of the states you signed players from, so I can't say much about them individually.  But signing 11 guys is pretty impressive by itself.  Most coaches, especially newer coaches, would waste a lot of money and end up not filling all those spots.  My very first recruiting effort, for comparison, involved fighting 3 different schools for 3 different crappy players to fill 3 spots.  I signed none of them, but it was a good learning experience.  You're definitely ahead of the curve.

Great start to your Rupp career, and gl this season!
2/2/2013 11:49 AM
any word from customer service spasticity?
2/2/2013 1:21 PM
Here is my predicted field of 64 for this year's tournament.  Last one in is CMHMS and the last four out are Dallas, Hardin-Simmons, Elizabethtown, and Eureka.


Conference Team Rating SEED
University Millsaps 58.8 1
S. Cal. CSU, Eastbay 57.54 1
USA South Piedmont 57.45 1
USA South Greensboro 56.14 1
Centennial Ursinus 56.05 2
Great NE Rivier 55.6 2
ASC Texas Lutheran 55.54 2
Great NE Johnson and Wales 55.25 2
Heartland Defiance 55.16 3
S. Cal. Whittier 55.03 3
Great NE Emmanuel 55 3
Skyline U.S. Merchant Marines 54.53 3
Great NE Suffolk 54.48 4
University Louisiana 54.36 4
University Emory 53.84 4
University Ozarks 53.44 4
CC Penn St. Altoona 53.43 5
S. Cal. Colorado 53.03 5
USA South Palm Beach Atlantic 52.59 5
Little E. UMass, Dartmouth 52.56 5
CC Susquehanna 52.19 6
Freedom Scranton 52.17 6
Great NE S. Vermont 52.07 6
Upstate New York U. 52.04 6
Ohio Ohio Northern 51.94 7
Ohio John Carroll 51.8 7
Great NE St. Joseph's (ME) 51.79 7
ASC Howard Payne 51.65 7
University Sewanee 51.64 8
ODAC Lynchburg 51.53 8
Empire 8 Vassar 51.4 8
Northwest Willamette 51.36 8
NESCAC Connecticut 51.35 9
Ohio Marietta 51.11 9
Empire 8 Union 51.1 9
N. Coast Wooster 51.06 9
Iowa IAC Cornell 50.75 10
Northwest Whitworth 50.74 10
Great NE Norwich 50.72 10
N.Atlantic Thomas 50.62 10
Upstate Washington (MO) 50.54 11
CCIW N. Central 50.53 11
St. Louis Webster 50.47 11
Northwest Chapman 50.46 11
N. Coast Wittenberg 50.44 12
Upstate Rensselaer Poly. 50.43 12
Centennial Dickinson 50.09 12
Michigan Calvin 49.99 12
Great NE Emerson 49.98 13
USA South Shenandoah 49.95 13
NESCAC Colby 49.93 13
Capital Marymount 49.9 13
USA South N. Carolina Wesleyan 49.81 14
Penn. Misericordia 49.77 14
N.Atlantic Johnson St. 49.62 14
Heartland Thomas More 49.58 14
S. Cal. CMHMS 49.58 15
Minn. IAC Concordia, Moorhead 49.07 15
SUNYAC SUNY Oneonta 49.03 15
Coast Wentworth Tech. 48.26 15
Midwest Lawrence 48.13 16
Wisconsin Concordia (WI) 47.92 16
CUNY Polytechnic 47.19 16
New Jersey William Paterson 46.49 16
2/2/2013 1:36 PM
Wow, where did this come from? Pretty cool Bullman! What did you base the numbers on?
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