Posted by luthien33 on 2/3/2013 10:36:00 AM (view original):
I thought this Sim would be fun, but I just can't figure it out. I've read the help section and I'm still getting my butt kicked. I don't want to be one and done, but I am so frustrated.
Div III North Coast Athletic Conference GROVE CITY -- Crum
Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.
You took over a team that had been under Sim control for a number of seasons, so you're going to have a roster that's a mish-mosh of players randomly recruited with no thought or plan -- there might be some useful tools there, but one shouldn't expect to walk in and instantly create success in that sort of environment. The guys you brought in will need time to grow and develop into useful pieces to the puzzle. You're also a fairly young team with sophs and freshmen making up 2/3 of the roster, so you're likely at an IQ disadvantage vs. all your opponents (and if you changed offensive and/or defensive systems when you took over, then the whole team and not just the underclassmen scrambling to learn).
In a nutshell -- patience. It takes time to build a program, and some programs start with a better foundation than others. Address the obvious deficiencies in athleticism and defense through recruiting, schedule wisely in the non-conference, gradually purge any weak links the Sim left you for players and you should see an uptick in wins as the core of your team (the soph and freshman clases) age and rise.