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12/29/2013 5:13 PM
do the extra minutes played in an OT exhibition game translate into some marginal extra improvement?  I'm guessing it does
12/29/2013 5:37 PM
I actually think that exhibition games have no effect whatsoever.  They may be helpful to play to experiment with the depth chart and distro, but I don't believe it makes any difference in development.
12/29/2013 5:44 PM
Posted by rogelio on 12/29/2013 5:37:00 PM (view original):
I actually think that exhibition games have no effect whatsoever.  They may be helpful to play to experiment with the depth chart and distro, but I don't believe it makes any difference in development.
I had a few of my Scranton players in crum develop a few points In our exhibtions games yesterday and today. And I have seen it with some of my players on my other teams over the seasons.
12/29/2013 5:58 PM
I have never NOT scheduled exhibition games, so I couldn't answer the question....
12/29/2013 6:46 PM
2 of my players with my beloit team in crum team went up 6 during the exhibition tilts. It also works with tinkering with things and different lineups.
12/30/2013 12:39 AM
Yes, scheduling exhibition games do help your players improve, according to Admin a while back. To what degree or if the extra minutes played in OT matter, that I'm not sure of.  Even if it did, it's probably no more than a tenth of a point, it's marginal at best.
12/30/2013 12:40 AM
They go up partially because they have begun practicing. Would be interesting to test improvement in a no games vs 2 games. My guess is it does have a small effect. Players actually get to play and at least in learning O and D IQ it would help in reality. 
12/30/2013 11:38 AM
Posted by thewizard17 on 12/30/2013 12:40:00 AM (view original):
Yes, scheduling exhibition games do help your players improve, according to Admin a while back. To what degree or if the extra minutes played in OT matter, that I'm not sure of.  Even if it did, it's probably no more than a tenth of a point, it's marginal at best.
I did find a note that exhibitions do help player improvement, but I think the difference is really marginal.  Specifically, WE does not improve with exhibition play.  O & D IQ are only affected by practice and teams practice either way (with the strange exception of walk-ons).  So there may be some marginal effect, but you only need to look a few team's player improvement that haven't scheduled exhibitions to notice that they too improve.  
12/30/2013 12:21 PM
I'm on vacation and checking from a mobile device, so I didn't notice that I'd only successfully scheduled one of my two exhibition games. After the blank game one spot, I had only two players improve (1 pt and 2 pts).

I have six new recruits and six total freshman. I've never not scheduled before and I've never had such a lack of improvement preseason. I don't think it is a coincidence. I think the improvement from exhibition games is more than marginal, and I think any extra PT in OT has the same benefit it would have in a regular season game.
12/30/2013 12:41 PM
Posted by zbrent716 on 12/30/2013 12:21:00 PM (view original):
I'm on vacation and checking from a mobile device, so I didn't notice that I'd only successfully scheduled one of my two exhibition games. After the blank game one spot, I had only two players improve (1 pt and 2 pts).

I have six new recruits and six total freshman. I've never not scheduled before and I've never had such a lack of improvement preseason. I don't think it is a coincidence. I think the improvement from exhibition games is more than marginal, and I think any extra PT in OT has the same benefit it would have in a regular season game.
There might be something to that, but I often have freshmen that improve none or minimal in exhibition season. Including Clarence Eads on my Millsaps team who improved 112 points as a freshman and 99 with one training session remaining his sophomore season.
12/30/2013 2:51 PM

There is unquestionably a link between playing time in exhibition games and skill improvement.

(And yes, getting a few extra minutes in OT would enhance that, although obviously the impact is minimal given the small number of additional minutes.)

12/30/2013 2:57 PM
so, IF there was a way to manage the game plan to create say a multi OT exhibition game there could be an advantage....but I cant think of how to do that.
12/30/2013 10:55 PM
It's the "play to tie the game" button on the very bottom.  Left hand side.
1/1/2014 4:08 PM
Posted by rogelio on 12/29/2013 5:37:00 PM (view original):
I actually think that exhibition games have no effect whatsoever.  They may be helpful to play to experiment with the depth chart and distro, but I don't believe it makes any difference in development.
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1/1/2014 10:53 PM
Posted by mullycj on 1/1/2014 4:08:00 PM (view original):
Posted by rogelio on 12/29/2013 5:37:00 PM (view original):
I actually think that exhibition games have no effect whatsoever.  They may be helpful to play to experiment with the depth chart and distro, but I don't believe it makes any difference in development.
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