Posted by paynebrow on 2/18/2013 12:26:00 PM (view original):
I'm going to take a different stance here, just because I'm in a rebuilding process with two previous SIM teams.
Make better junior college players - either by quantity or quality. If these players become more prevalent I believe there will be less of a desire to go super class. This is very similar to DII and DIII in real life as well. Seldom do you see DI junior college players, especially in your power conferences.
I like this idea. I don't play D1, so I can't speak to that, but my D2 and D3 teams often find themselves needing that non-freshman recruit with lower potential but slightly higher attribs to fill gaps in the roster.
The closest I've come to a superclass was my recent Iba D3 team with 5 seniors. What I thought was going to be a landmark postseason bombed in the 2nd round (thanks to alblack! ) and after a couple of mediocre recruiting efforts I'm looking at a nearly-complete rebuild project. Not whining, as this is part of the game and actualy makes it more interesting to me. I plan to whittle that 5-player class down to 4 soon.
In comparison, my D2 team has classes between 2 and 4 players and I've had very consistent success the last few seasons, including an NC, an E8 and a couple of sweet 16s. Best of all, I don't have to rebuild every few cycles. I just have to remember my funds are limited and avoid too many battles.