Hey WIS - is there any chance that something like this could be tried? I think you would attract a lot of old coaches back for this world. I proposed this on the HD forums - for some reason it won't let me copy and paste the link here.
If it were only a D1 world, with no baseline, firings were turned up a lot, and a coach had to have some minimum requirements to participate, I think there would be a huge amount of excitement and participation. It could even have a waiting list. You could also require that to participate you had to have at least one other current team in a "normal" world.
Please check out the thread and see what you think?