Posted by scottyj74 on 10/8/2013 4:04:00 PM (view original):
Posted by dacj501 on 10/8/2013 2:52:00 PM (view original):Simply saying that "the more money spent the higher the chance that player will report" implies that money is a big factor. They are saying that if you spend more you have a better chance of that player showing up on campus. I am saying in my experience that is not the case. As far as I am concerned its all luck of the draw.
Posted by scottyj74 on 10/8/2013 10:09:00 AM (view original):WiS has not said it is a "big" factor, just that it was a consideration. The ticket I have says "the more money spent the higher the chance that player will report, but there are no guarantees either way."
A few seasons ago I signed the #5 Center for under 3k and he showed up on campus. I have also spent considerably more on lesser players that did not show up. I for one am not a believer that money spent is a big factor in whether an ineligible shows up on campus or not. I know what WIS has said but I think we can all agree there is plenty they have said that does not pass the eye test in the game.
I've got no love for the pace of development or level of attention that admin is able to give us, but they haven't (to me at least) made any claim that $$ spent is a big factor.
I'm sure that is your feeling, although your experience very likely doesn't contradict what CS is saying. There are enough other variables involved (with randomness likely a big (or at least much bigger than money) factor) that without some serious data crunching and precise logging of effort to determine scientifically what the impact might be that from casual (in the scientific sense) observation it might seem like a non-factor (and, ultimately, it may mathematically be close, although I don't think it is quite that insignificant).
I think there is a misconception, however. I don't agree that saying 'more money = a higher chance' implies anything. We all know the game is a computer program. To me, CS' statement implies that in the algorithm that is run to see if a player reports, overall recruiting effort applied (which is what we really mean when we keep saying money I believe) is part of the equation, therefore, more effort means a higher chance. CS never says (and in fact, sort of alludes the other way if anything) that money is a big part of the equation, just that it is, indeed, some part...
If you interpret their response differently, then I completely see the reasoning in your argument, but I think it is fundamentally flawed by that interpretation.