Currently, coaches do not get their recruiting money until the world turns over several days after the tournament finishes. This means that if you don't have enough recruiting money left over from the previous season to use FSS in your target states, you just sit around wasting time until the money comes in - time when you could be evaluating recruits, not just watching "Chopped" re-runs. ("Chopped" is a great show, but still.)
I understand that it would be harmful to allow a coach to use a bunch of recruiting money for FSS and then bolt for another job having scouted states in the area where he is going. So how about this: a coach can ask for his recruiting budget any time after the dance ends, with the understanding that if he does, he can't change jobs during that off-season. There could be a standard message: "You CANNOT change jobs this off-season if you take your recruiting money now. With this in mind, are you ABSOLUTELY SURE you want the money now?" Click the button, get the dough, start evaluating recruits.
It just irks me that I'll have a limited time on Monday/Tuesday to look over the recruits in Rupp, when if I could just get the budget now I could already be doing it. It is not like I am changing jobs; I am at both of my jobs for the foreseeable future.
What do you think?