I started to look around and see where some people with sucess are really using their redshirts very strategically to improve their team long term, and in normal circumtances that is certainly the right thing to do (after all who am I a newbie to say otherwise). But I was just thinking wondering that if I was only gonna stay 3 or 4 seasons, or even if i should decide to move on after this season to a better team where rebuilding will not take as long as with this one, then redshirting is kind of unnecessary. And then of course I made the mistake of giving some of my most promising recruits playing time promises (between 35 and 45%). The problem is not that they are not gonna play that much they immeadiately are good enough to start, but that this pretty much eliminates my options to redshirt those 5 players.
Also when you are down in the gutter this much, don't you need every single win as soon as you can get it to get at least a little bit of vision improvement in order to start recruiting better (serious question). Or is it more important to take the recruits you can already get and develop them slowly but efficently?
Being a newbie I had
not exactly not at all realized when choosing the team what I had gotten myself into, but I am absolutely decided to leave the team better then I found it, while also winning as much as possible (and I fully realize that we are probably talking about the difference between 0-13 and maybe 1-12 this season, and slightly better next season, provided i do good scheduling)
If the hit for cutting them is not that big, then it is probably worth it just to go straight cutting them without any shenanigans.