7/17/2013 12:45 AM
I'm a longshot for some d1 jobs what does that mean? What are my chances of landing one of these longshot d1 jobs?
7/17/2013 12:49 AM
Eh, it's hard to say an exact percentage. But it's definitely a very low one. More or less it's about a 5% chance.
7/17/2013 2:38 AM
Posted by vinceharris on 7/17/2013 12:49:00 AM (view original):
Eh, it's hard to say an exact percentage. But it's definitely a very low one. More or less it's about a 5% chance.
Have u heard of people getting a longshot job before?
7/17/2013 8:12 AM
Take note that ur loyalty will take a hit for every job resume that gets turned down
7/17/2013 10:34 AM
Posted by patsrule755 on 7/17/2013 2:38:00 AM (view original):
Posted by vinceharris on 7/17/2013 12:49:00 AM (view original):
Eh, it's hard to say an exact percentage. But it's definitely a very low one. More or less it's about a 5% chance.
Have u heard of people getting a longshot job before?
Yeah, it happens. I know of a few people who have. Personally, I haven't gotten one in quite a few I've applied to, but who knows, maybe you'll get really lucky. What Philly said is true, but it's a small hit, and I don't know if I'd worry about it if I were you.
7/17/2013 10:40 AM
Posted by vinceharris on 7/17/2013 10:34:00 AM (view original):
Posted by patsrule755 on 7/17/2013 2:38:00 AM (view original):
Posted by vinceharris on 7/17/2013 12:49:00 AM (view original):
Eh, it's hard to say an exact percentage. But it's definitely a very low one. More or less it's about a 5% chance.
Have u heard of people getting a longshot job before?
Yeah, it happens. I know of a few people who have. Personally, I haven't gotten one in quite a few I've applied to, but who knows, maybe you'll get really lucky. What Philly said is true, but it's a small hit, and I don't know if I'd worry about it if I were you.
I think loyalty was his issue before this season so applying for 4 jobs and getting turned down could cost him
7/17/2013 7:15 PM
Posted by patsrule755 on 7/17/2013 2:38:00 AM (view original):
Posted by vinceharris on 7/17/2013 12:49:00 AM (view original):
Eh, it's hard to say an exact percentage. But it's definitely a very low one. More or less it's about a 5% chance.
Have u heard of people getting a longshot job before?
This is what I'd like to know.  From personal experience, "longshot" feels like a slam dunk "no".
7/17/2013 9:39 PM
There a couple dozen threads in the archives about this subject, and historic consensus seems to be it's about a 2-5% chance.

Personally, I'm 0-for-7 on longshot jobs. Last week I gave up on D1 and moved to a DIII program, in part because it was too frustrating to make sense of the D1 hire/fire process. I wish you better luck than I had!
7/17/2013 10:25 PM
Posted by kcsundevil on 7/17/2013 9:39:00 PM (view original):
There a couple dozen threads in the archives about this subject, and historic consensus seems to be it's about a 2-5% chance.

Personally, I'm 0-for-7 on longshot jobs. Last week I gave up on D1 and moved to a DIII program, in part because it was too frustrating to make sense of the D1 hire/fire process. I wish you better luck than I had!
Thx I got rejected on all of them 0-4 within The first cycle. But hopefully with a NT run this upcoming season I will qualify for some d- d1 and also after getting rejected 4 times I did not take a loyalty hit so that's good.
7/18/2013 9:47 AM
Way back when there was some hope that people looked at suggestions and changes to the game might be made, I suggested that they redo the Longshot, and instead of making almost an instant rejection significantly increase the likelihood of you getting up, maybe up to 75-80% or so; but you wouldn't hear back from them until very late - say 5 PM EST on the last day of coach hiring (unless a qualified coach had applied and been accepted).  That adds a bit more strategy; do you hold out for the longshot that you like a little better and wait and hope, or do you go for the job that isn't quite as good, but you know you can get?

Perhaps, if there comes a time when WIS will work on improving HD, I will suggest this (or somebody else who may like the idea will suggest if I've moved away from the site).

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