Posted by dream76 on 10/20/2013 2:51:00 AM (view original):
Very much in favor of this. I believe FBS programs are allowed 85 scholarships on its roster at any given time, and generally can sign up to 25 players per year.... IRL, it is less for other divisions, but the point is that with the ease of generating recruits, there isn't any reason not to have some greater flexibility. Could also add an element of skill in balancing playing time between grumpy seniors and hungry freshmen...
You can still do this with 50 players. To expand to more, the game would radically have to realistically account for what those grumpy seniors would do (quit mid season?) If we had 85 players I would say we should also add: many more season ending or multiple game injuries; players bounced for bad grades, legal infractions, team violations; players leaving for the season or for good due to family problems, homesickness, girlfriend problems etc., plus the above indicated players wanting to transfer as a So, Jr,. Those are the reasons many of those schools carry so many many as attrition in a program eats up many recruits. We don't have that problem now with 50, so unles you want much more player management issues I say keep it at 50.
Plus the major reason is - if you can't out recruit other coaches with a roster of 50 - you still won't be able to out recruit with 85. I would like to see how D1A and D1AA players match up if 120 x 35 = 4200 extra players are added to D1A rosters. ( and no you can't add extra-recruits - FBS programs don't get to magically add 4200 extra D1A level players). D1AA GD players would be rated at about 500.