Posted by colonels19 on 5/6/2013 12:15:00 AM (view original):
FWIW, I don't see the value in ever doing this.
The value is that if you know you want to redshirt a guy, then he will accept it without any drop in WE.
It used to be that you could keep trying a redshirt on someone that you did not inform and likely eventually get them to accept with no WE drop. That bug has been fixed though.
That being the case, if you KNOW you want to RS someone, then telling them means no complaints.
Certainly there is an argument for not doing it as well ... if the guy is the lowest rated player at his position, he is likely to accept anyway without an inform. I don't often RS at the higher levels as I take walk-on players to be able to do 3 recruits with 5 spots for extra cash,. etc.
Where this really makes sense is with internationals ... I think the bug still exists where a RS does not cause an international player to lower their opinion of your school after informing them of a RS.