i like #4. and i LOVE the player role thing as opposed to just PG, SG, etc. i am pretty sure i clamored for that last time this issue came up, as that makes things way more useful than just PG, SG, etc. i think you guys under estimate the awesomeness of #4. its NOT that hard for seble to build (guessing, considering i wrote the same thing in my own tool, it should be a good guess). and it can save a boat load of time. i love it.
now, i used to be in the camp, DONT do this now, because other stuff is more pressing. but really, this is an easy fix, like showing potential on recruits, that makes every day life much more enjoyable. i am a big fan.
i do agree that d1 recruit generation remains the #1 issue in the game. seble - i know you don't have a high end d1 team. but you do watch college hoops, im sure. its fine that the top couple teams in the country would beat say the 40th best team in the nation most of the time. but if you watch in march, you know the difference from #10 to #40 is not staggering. in HD it is - i mean, there are top 20 teams coached down to 40, 60, 100. but talent wise, its just too much. the # of mid majors who make runs in the NT is too low. the player curve if you will has too many players at the top, not enough and the top-middle.
also, jobs. a lot of coaches come here, unable to move up, and they should be. *it is very important that job movement takes into account your school's situation*. its really bad that if a coach takes over a TERRIBLE team, has a couple bad seasons (as is guaranteed, even the best coach in the game cannot prevent that), and turns them into a few NT appearances in a row, that should be worth SO much more than taking over a team who is low end NT and keeping them there. but its not. and that, in short, is 90% of the jobs problem. you went to 10 seasons - which is great - except that its screwed over by coaches who have the kinds of teams i am referring to, who have to wait 10 seasons to get the bad ones off their resumes. makes no sense really, a bad side effect of an otherwise very good change.