Posted by champ83 on 10/12/2011 2:00:00 AM (view original):
If I went to all this trouble recruiting, I'd have to recruit on weekends, no way my job allows enough spare time during weekdays.
Vick, hope you never went to all this trouble in Camp DIII. My coast guard team could see 5 or 6 of your signees with your 30+ class, lucky if I could see one the other seasons. You've had the top 100-150 recruits to yourself the past several seasons, I hadn't seen the top tier in a long long time. I know, I logged in under brother's Camp DII ID and looked at DIII recruits, almost all the ones you were on I couldn't see under my DIII ID.
1st...on your 2nd point, what on earth does my vision or anything else with my Capital squad have to do with the tenor of this recruiting guide? This is a guide to help NEW COACHES recruit better. I never ever said it was perfect or the only way to do it. I simply put out a guideline to help a coach who asked for it on how he could get better at recruiting. The coach took on 5 or 6 Simai recruits and had wasted too much money on Sim recruits and battles. So this was simply a way to help him out. Once I realized that I typed a novel, I thought others could use it as well. Obv I have the best vision at Capital, but that has NOTHING to do with anything in this guide. The only things I said in regards to Capital was to 1) Look at my roster and see that I do go national...which I would do if I had crap vision as well and 2) That once he reached my level of vision and success, he would LEARN how to battle etc. I fellate myself in the Capital experiment thread...this thread is the exact opposite and is only meant to help. Last...not sure why you would need to use any other id to see what recruits I can get that you couldn't. All you have to do is run your search in the DII area instead of DIII and it would show you what recruits I got that you couldn't see. Also...I don't have access to 100-150 recruits that you or others with high vision have. I also have the one monster class, but I also have 1 year where I was recruiting 10 or so guys, a year where I recruited NOBODY, and a year where I recruit 3 guys. So there is 1 year where I get a ton of guys, but 2 of 3 years the entire pool of recruits is basically available...but whatever.
2nd...and more important. I have no idea how you think this "manifesto" is so involved and takes so much time. Time-wise here is how much each step takes...
1- 30-60 minutes. Not sure what "normal" is, but I usually have my spreadsheet set up in about 30 minutes or less. I simply type in for OL as an example 50 str, 50 blk, put it in order by distance away, and make sure it's "ratings" and not "general". I then copy the info and enter it into my spreadsheet. Rinse repeat....30-60 minutes TOPS. This is EASILY the most time consuming part of my guide...and it's not even close. You have a few days to get this done as well before recruiting starts...so it's hardly like you have to carve out your weekend for it.
2- 0 Minutes. It's just a guideline of what NOT to do once you have your list of guys.
3- 2 minutes to download a spreadsheet or make one of your own. This is 2 minutes 1 time only...
4 & 5- I am combining these 2 because they go together. O minutes. Your sheets are ready and recruiting has started but we haven't really done anything here.
6 & 7- 15- 30 minutes? Basically all you are doing now is rerunning your search, and then sending an AC scout to 3-4 times as many guys as you need per position.
8 & 9- 0 minutes
10- 15 Minutes. This is something that EVERY team should be doing in recruiting at low levels...reading the scouting reports and deciding who to really recruit.
11- 10 Minutes. Again...this is normal recruiting crap and isn't anything "special".
12 & 13- 10 minutes per cycle? Again...once recruiting starts I "assume" every coach spends a few minutes after each cycle to see where their undecided or battles are going. I KNOW not all coaches have access to their cpu every cycle, but I know many many more that do. If someone can't check every cycle, these 2 steps still don't take long at all.
So I see a TOTAL of about an hour or so to "search" for recruits, another 30 minutes to search and send out AC scouting reports, 15 minutes or so to process the big 1st batch of AC reports, and then about 10 minutes or so for every cycle after that in which you are doing things. So I see 2 hours here spent on recruiting with the 1st hour or so being done before recruiting even starts. I guess if you don't have an hour to spend prepping over the course of a few days, then 30 minutes OVER A 24 HOUR CYCLE to send out your 1st actions, and then roughly 10-15 minutes here and there for the rest of recruiting...then maybe GD is not the game for you.
Last..actually i go through all this "trouble" at every place I recruit. I am even a little more neurotic at the D1a level where I often use Google Earth to see which schools are in a recruits 180 and 360 that I may want to battle for. Recruiting is my favorite part of GD by a mile and I don't mind spending some time on something I enjoy.