Posted by ardthomp on 4/26/2013 10:34:00 AM (view original):
Posted by milkamania on 4/26/2013 6:13:00 AM (view original):I think the main issue is that Seble and billy both knew of the violation when the rule was announced and nothing was done. If a rule is in place, then it should have been enforced. The fact that it was allowed to go for so long has cause this to become a bigger issue than it really should be.
Posted by stinenavy on 4/26/2013 1:36:00 AM (view original):if the rules were so important, and this wasn't done as revenge or a witch hunt, exactly why did you wait 13 seasons of billy at USC to report him to seble?? seems the rules were being broken quite a long time and no one cared
Posted by colonels19 on 4/26/2013 1:08:00 AM (view original):Yea, sure. I think I'm Trentonjoe as well. I mean who else would want the rules enforced?
Are stinenavy and dshook30 the same person? If so, they're violating the 1000 mile rule in IBA (stinenavy at Bradley, dshook30 at Bard)
Both have similar styles in griping about poaching, dshook30 took on a d3 team just as stinenavy was leaving d3, and why didn't dshook30 defend his recruits that were getting poached at Bard...he probably spent a considerable amount of money buying FSS for his D1 team at Bradley and was strapped for cash. This was stinenavy's first season at Bradley with a C prestige, so he could have used the FSS help from his other ID, no? Is it just a coincidence that their incidents happened in the span of 2 weeks?
Just some things to think about.
In a completely unexpected twist, I'm also coach_billyg.
I think billy is a great coach and doesn't use the multiple teams to cheat, but if a rule is in place, then it should be enforced across the board for all users to avoid this kind of event from happening again.
if you look at the really shake history on the rules, especially with respect to the multiple team saga (that has went on kind of like this, maybe less hurricane style but still, for years), i think one could see why a coach wouldnt voluntarily self-enforce. there are many other coaches who have not self enforced, either. im sure some have, but i suspect it had little to do with the rule, and everything to do with them wanting to switch schools naturally.
but i agree, this is really a poor way to handle things. if seble ran a script to find multiple users within 1000 miles, and had enforced it then, he'd have infinitely more credibility. i think as soon as he saw the size of the list, hed have went, ****, we better grand father people in, and we wouldnt have this issue at all. only people who knowingly violated the rule (as opposed to having it changed underneath them) would be in violation (assuming sebles script worked, obviously, it wouldnt be perfect), and making those people move wouldnt be so bad. i personally think coaches should be given a little more than the end of the season to gracefully transition, but at least CS helps you move somewhere else if needed.