9/11/2013 11:25 AM (edited)
The Beginning  
Season #1
7 recruited by Sydneyk (ME)
 
Season #2  (Taken over with the Mizzou77 account)
Name Yr. Pos. A SPD REB DE BLK LP PE BH P WE ST DU FT TOT
Dirk Joyce Sr. PG 60 67 11 54 11 27 19 47 53 29 71 90 C 539
Joseph Bartholomew So. PG 44 62 1 46 1 1 40 79 43 31 80 51 B- 479
John Hurlburt So. PG 33 69 11 34 16 1 60 68 50 36 80 43 C 501
Fred Ingram Fr. SG 36 58 6 45 1 38 59 53 41 25 55 68 C+ 485
Tracy Lair Fr. SG 36 42 12 32 1 13 74 40 54 21 65 67 D 457
Nicholas Adams So. SF 42 41 36 40 20 54 59 24 26 62 61 73 C- 538
William Mowrey Fr. SF 32 38 31 37 24 40 24 15 18 65 66 47 C 437
Paul Towns Fr. SF 38 46 31 42 10 40 52 19 23 65 61 29 D+ 456
Leonard McNeely So. PF 47 19 70 47 86 65 24 3 13 46 67 49 D 536
Robert Newman So. C 55 19 75 60 85 23 1 12 19 53 63 44 C- 509
Larry Maske Fr. C 24 29 65 33 44 59 1 11 19 49 62 61 C+ 457
Robert Miller Fr. C 33 20 49 46 48 20 10 22 12 46 71 24 D 401
Averages - - 40 42 33 43 29 32 35 33 31 44 67 54 C- 483

This thread is to track the progress of a mediocre team, in an empty conference, to see how long it takes to turn around a cellar dwellar D3 team.
Desales was chosen for it's location. NY/Philly area should provide lots of D2 pulldown players.
Adams and Hurlburt were pulldowns the first season. They probably were on the D3 screen of anyone with good prestige.
Adams will be a very good player by his Sr season. All else were pretty average for a good team, but decent for a C prestige.
7/23/2013 9:25 AM
  School Players A SPD REB DE BLK LP PE BH P WE ST DU FT TOT
1. Lake Erie 12 38 47 40 33 32 37 41 40 36 60 73 61 C+ 539
2. Delaware Valley 12 33 44 41 37 29 36 42 39 34 65 78 62 C 538
3. Carnegie Mellon 12 47 48 38 40 30 38 31 37 32 51 75 64 C 532
4. Scranton 12 38 50 35 36 29 34 37 39 34 52 74 52 C+ 510
5. Drew 12 31 46 42 30 27 29 38 36 37 54 74 61 C 505
6. King's 12 29 47 33 23 23 34 38 37 37 59 77 66 C+ 504
7. Lycoming 12 31 50 40 25 29 42 26 37 39 40 71 61 C 491
8. Fairleigh Dickinson, Florham 12 32 42 37 30 24 35 27 33 34 59 72 61 C+ 487
9. Frostburg St. 12 27 37 38 22 29 35 32 35 33 57 74 63 C 484
10. DeSales 12 40 42 33 43 29 32 35 33 31 44 67 54 C- 483
11. Wilkes 12 27 39 34 27 29 41 28 29 35 51 70 55 C 464
12. Penn St., Behrend 12 27 40 39 29 30 34 37 32 29 38 66 48 C 451
9/11/2013 11:26 AM (edited)

End Season #2

Name Yr. Pos. A SPD REB DE BLK LP PE BH P WE ST DU FT TOT
Dirk Joyce Sr. PG 60 70 9 53 11 33 19 49 57 28 75 93 C 557
Joseph Bartholomew So. PG 48 62 1 56 1 1 52 86 42 38 81 53 B- 521
John Hurlburt So. PG 42 69 10 34 18 1 61 78 60 43 87 50 C+ 553
Fred Ingram Fr. SG 43 61 5 51 2 41 59 57 50 29 60 73 C+ 531
Tracy Lair Fr. SG 36 47 11 35 1 16 74 47 57 21 69 67 D+ 481
Nicholas Adams So. SF 42 56 45 40 23 69 62 36 29 70 76 85 C+ 633
William Mowrey Fr. SF 37 38 36 42 28 46 33 14 18 65 69 48 C 474
Paul Towns Fr. SF 40 50 31 50 13 40 65 26 22 67 71 32 D+ 507
Leonard McNeely So. PF 58 31 72 55 91 65 38 2 12 55 73 51 D+ 603
Robert Newman So. C 67 21 83 63 93 23 1 11 19 61 70 49 C- 561
Larry Maske Fr. C 28 30 74 33 56 72 1 11 16 51 67 62 C+ 501
Robert Miller Fr. C 37 28 51 54 51 35 16 22 9 50 75 25 D+ 453
Averages - - 45 47 36 47 32 37 40 37 33 48 73 57 C 531

Ingram was a D2 Pulldown... all the rest were just decent D3 players.

8/26/2013 12:32 PM (edited)
  School Players A SPD REB DE BLK LP PE BH P WE ST DU FT TOT
1. Lake Erie 12 38 49 41 35 33 38 43 41 38 62 77 63 C+ 558
2. Delaware Valley 12 33 45 41 38 29 37 46 41 35 68 81 63 C+ 557
3. Carnegie Mellon 12 48 50 40 42 31 40 32 39 33 53 78 67 C 553
4. DeSales 12 45 47 36 47 32 37 40 37 33 48 73 57 C 531
5. Scranton 12 39 52 36 37 30 35 39 41 35 54 78 52 C+ 528
6. Drew 12 32 47 44 30 29 31 39 38 38 56 77 63 C+ 523
7. King's 12 31 49 35 24 25 35 40 39 39 60 80 68 C+ 523
8. Fairleigh Dickinson, Florham 12 34 45 41 32 27 36 29 35 39 63 76 64 C+ 520
9. Frostburg St. 12 30 39 40 24 32 38 34 38 36 61 79 67 C+ 520
10. Lycoming 12 31 51 40 26 31 43 28 39 40 40 74 62 C 506
11. Wilkes 12 29 42 36 30 30 44 29 30 37 54 74 58 C 494
12. Penn St., Behrend 12 29 43 42 30 33 37 37 33 32 42 71 50 C+ 480
Much improved.
We lose one transfer that didn't play.
We should be decent next season as we improve 40 or so points as a team... probably 1st round exit in the NT as we should begin to take over the sims here.
I would think 20 wins for next season would be in reach.
The following season we should play a couple rounds in the NT, and raise our prestige to a point we can recruit a little better player to replace our 5.
8/26/2013 12:41 PM (edited)
School Coach Conf.
W-L
Overall
W-L
Home
W-L
Road
W-L
Top 25
W-L
Last 10 STRK RPI SOS
Delaware Valley adrhea 14-2 22-6 10-2 11-3 0-1 8-2 L1 100 351
King's Sim AI 9-7 11-16 5-8 6-7 0-0 5-5 L2 244 215
Lycoming Sim AI 8-8 14-14 6-7 7-6 0-0 6-4 L1 220 299
DeSales mizzou77 6-10 12-16 5-5 6-10 0-0 4-6 L1 282 368
Fairleigh Dickinson, Florham Sim AI 5-11 12-16 6-8 5-7 0-0 3-7 L1 271 311
Drew Sim AI 3-13 12-17 5-8 5-8 0-0 3-7 L1 273 316
 
 
 
 
 
West Standings
 
School Coach Conf.
W-L
Overall
W-L
Home
W-L
Road
W-L
Top 25
W-L
Last 10 STRK RPI SOS
Scranton Sim AI 14-2 21-8 9-7 9-1 0-0 9-1 W3 103 182
Lake Erie Sim AI 10-6 19-10 11-2 6-7 0-1 6-4 L1 117 235
Frostburg St. Sim AI 10-6 14-13 9-4 5-8 0-0 6-4 L1 193 251
Carnegie Mellon mtaylor600 9-7 16-11 9-6 7-4 0-0 4-6 L1 225 365
Wilkes Sim AI 7-9 13-14 7-6 6-7 0-0 5-5 L1 232 304
Penn St., Behrend Sim AI 1-15 1-26 1-12 0-13 0-0 0-10 L16 355 77
our record is actually worse than last season.  Last year we had 3-4 bad seniors... but a couple of them did play and allowed us a few wins.
This season we were becoming competetive with pretty much every team by the end of the season except for the 2-3 with RPI near 100.
Next season as our IQ's continue to improve, we should pass them as well and I would set a goal for our RPI around 50-75.
We are still playing with average players recruited with a C prestige.
8/27/2013 11:21 AM
  School Conf Coach Rank RPI SOS Record Home Away Neutral Last 10 NT Projection
110. Scranton Freedom     103 142 21-9 9-7 9-1 3-1 8-2 Out
116. Delaware Valley Freedom adrhea   101 354 22-6 10-2 11-3 1-1 8-2 Out
154. Lake Erie Freedom     119 249 19-10 11-2 6-7 2-1 6-4 Out
216. Carnegie Mellon Freedom mtaylor600   227 367 16-11 9-6 7-4 0-1 4-6 Out
219. Frostburg St. Freedom     197 268 14-13 9-4 5-8 0-1 6-4 Out
233. Lycoming Freedom     222 306 14-14 6-7 7-6 1-1 6-4 Out
248. Wilkes Freedom     236 315 13-14 7-6 6-7 0-1 5-5 Out
286. King's Freedom     249 223 11-16 5-8 6-7 0-1 5-5 Out
292. Drew Freedom     276 323 12-17 5-8 5-8 2-1 3-7 Out
293. Fairleigh Dickinson, Florham Freedom     274 318 12-16 6-8 5-7 1-1 3-7 Out
295. DeSales Freedom mizzou77   283 369 12-16 5-5 6-10 1-1 4-6 Out
372. Penn St., Behrend Freedom     357 85 1-26 1-12 0-13 0-1 0-10 Out
Hmmmm, maybe we are really worse than I think :-)
9/11/2013 11:34 AM (edited)
Start of season #3
Name Yr. Pos. A SPD REB DE BLK LP PE BH P WE ST DU FT TOT
Joseph Bartholomew Jr. PG 48 61 2 58 1 2 52 88 42 38 77 56 B 525
John Hurlburt Jr. PG 42 70 11 34 18 1 60 76 59 43 85 51 C+ 550
Fred Ingram So. SG 43 63 5 52 2 41 58 59 51 29 58 77 B- 538
Tracy Lair So. SG 36 48 11 35 1 17 73 47 57 21 65 70 D+ 481
Nicholas Adams Jr. SF 42 58 47 41 24 69 66 37 29 70 74 92 C+ 649
Paul Towns So. SF 42 51 31 52 13 41 68 28 22 67 73 34 C- 522
William Mowrey Fr. SF 37 38 36 43 31 48 33 15 19 65 67 51 C+ 483
Leonard McNeely Jr. PF 61 32 74 55 91 65 39 2 12 55 75 54 C- 615
Robert Newman Jr. C 66 21 82 65 96 24 1 12 19 61 71 52 C- 570
Larry Maske So. C 29 32 75 34 57 75 2 11 17 51 65 64 C+ 512
Robert Miller So. C 38 27 52 56 54 35 17 22 10 50 74 26 D+ 461
Arthur Rice Fr. C 51 20 70 41 68 23 13 16 1 54 57 60 C 474
Averages - - 45 43 41 47 38 37 40 34 28 50 70 57 C 532

I had one opening, I called about 20 coaches the last day of recruiting and got 2 favorable responses. I scouted NY.
Rice was high in RB and Def. That was enough for me.
10 SV's and he wasn't interested. I sent another. Nothing. I sent my last 3 and he pulled down.
Spent $2,200, He is High/High in RB and Def, only low in Spd and Pass.
FT and Stam are Blue as well.
He will end around 665 and be a very good big man for 2-3 seasons for this team.
His LP and PE will top out in the 30's so he won't be a huge scorer, but his defense and offensive boards should be huge.
Miller took a RS as a soph, so he and Rice will be a good combo in the paint their Jr and Sr seasons.
10/2/2013 4:50 PM (edited)
Start Season #3
  School Players A SPD REB DE BLK LP PE BH P WE ST DU FT TOT
1. DeSales 12 45 43 41 47 38 37 40 34 28 50 70 57 C 532
2. King's 12 24 45 30 22 24 31 36 36 35 59 77 64 C+ 484
3. Lake Erie 12 26 44 34 23 25 41 35 37 33 49 69 52 C 469
4. Fairleigh Dickinson, Florham 12 28 36 37 28 28 33 21 28 30 59 75 59 C+ 462
5. Frostburg St. 12 27 35 36 22 27 32 28 33 26 56 76 58 C 458
6. Carnegie Mellon 12 37 38 25 37 18 31 30 33 30 51 69 56 C- 456
7. Penn St., Behrend 12 30 41 37 30 27 36 33 35 32 40 67 49 C 456
8. Delaware Valley 12 24 39 35 23 27 28 32 34 31 50 66 58 C 445
9. Lycoming 12 24 35 38 24 29 32 17 31 35 56 62 56 C- 438
10. Scranton 12 29 48 28 27 16 23 32 41 34 42 68 49 C 437
11. Wilkes 12 25 40 35 26 27 29 23 28 36 46 69 52 C 436
12. Drew 12 28 44 35 28 25 23 34 32 28 41 65 50 C- 433

as can be seen above. we have pretty well passed the sim coached teams of the conference after 2 seasons.
We "should" go undefeated in conference, however since we don't have a senior on the team, our IQ's are still a little low.
FCP with mediocre IQ's will spell 3-4 losses at least I would think.
As the season ends, we, again, "should" be better than the rest of the conference, and win the CT and play in the NT just by that alone.
Next season with 11 upperclassmen, (even average ones), should be fun.

Preseason Rankings, Desales is the 5th team outside the top-25, so ranked 30th.
Rankings are mostly derived from overall ratings and seniors... we changed to FCP from zone mid season in season #1 so we are still behind on development in our Defensive IQ's. We have about 7-8 guys in the B range in press. That will not cut it when we get to the end of the season. Most of those I hope will get to A-, if not we won't make the NT. The sim is very unforgiving for press teams with less than an A-, Next season with most of the team in the A ranged we could be pretty decent.
9/17/2013 5:42 PM
We were actually ranked #12 last night before we got our heads slapped off!
School Coach Conf.
W-L
Overall
W-L
Home
W-L
Road
W-L
Top 25
W-L
Last 10 STRK RPI SOS
King's Sim AI 0-0 4-1 2-1 2-0 0-0 - W4 0 0
#20 DeSales mizzou77 0-0 4-1 1-0 3-1 0-0 - L1 0 0
Drew Sim AI 0-0 1-4 1-3 0-1 0-0 - L1 0 0
Fairleigh Dickinson, Florham Sim AI 0-0 1-4 0-2 1-2 0-0 - L1 0 0
Delaware Valley Sim AI 0-0 1-4 1-3 0-1 0-0 - L4 0 0
Lycoming Sim AI 0-0 0-5 0-3 0-2 0-0 - L5 0 0
 
9/24/2013 10:11 AM
School Coach Conf.
W-L
Overall
W-L
Home
W-L
Road
W-L
Top 25
W-L
Last 10 STRK RPI SOS
#24 DeSales mizzou77 1-0 9-2 3-0 6-2 1-1 8-2 W2 6 20
Fairleigh Dickinson, Florham Sim AI 1-0 4-7 3-4 1-3 0-0 4-6 W1 264 182
Delaware Valley Sim AI 1-0 4-7 3-3 1-4 0-0 3-7 W2 327 329
King's Sim AI 0-1 6-5 2-3 4-2 0-1 6-4 L3 179 231
Drew Sim AI 0-1 4-7 3-4 1-3 0-0 4-6 L2 304 258
Lycoming Sim AI 0-1 2-9 1-4 1-5 0-0 2-8 L1 354 303
9/24/2013 3:41 PM (edited)
"Checkpoint"
We are 11 games (14 practices), into the season.... 550 overall rated.
Thats decent. I would think maybe a second round exit in the NT possibly and a B prestige maybe?
We have no seniors. Next season we should begin around 575 and end at or above 600 overall.
Even with players recruited with terrible prestige... we "should" be alot to handle.
There simply aren't many bad 600 rated teams... however, we will have so many flaws still I would expect us to still be beaten in the 2nd or 3rd round of the NT.
We will then graduate 5 from that first class. Hopefully we will have our prestige in the low A range by that time.
That recruiting class with $15,000 plus a couple thousand from the NT and full carryover will be close to $18,000.
That recruiting class will be huge. (make us or break us).
4 more recruits the following season will be nearly as important as well.
Sounds silly to be looking a year away in real time to a couple seasons... but that is what this experiment is about.
Season #73.
If there was ever a team in HD built to have a chance at 35-0. That might be the one.
I "expect" that team to end that season at or near 625-635 overall rated.
Still 5-6 seasons away, and alot of luck left to be needed... but we are pretty well on course at this point.
9/24/2013 11:50 AM
I originally started this thread just as a place to post a couple things each season to track the progress of Desales.
I may as time goes by add some thoughts I have about this team and D3 in general.
I don't pretent to have any great secrets about HD, or be the greatest coach, however, I do have several titles (5) across 3-4 accounts and even tho I have lost alot of my excitement for the game... (I hope this project will renew something I have lost),.in case anyone new to the game may come across this, I will try to take a few minutes a couple times a season and shine some light on what I'm doing here.
9/24/2013 3:42 PM (edited)

As I mentioned in my first post or two,
Desales was chosen because:

#1.  they were in or near Philly / NY City. 
#2. They were in a nearly empty conference.
#3. their prestige was C level (Bad).

This team is an experiment in winning a D3 title.... nothing else.
Most teams / coaches think the same thing, but really most seasons there are 15-20 teams with a real shot at winning.

The entire reason for this team, is to go from ground zero... have absolutely no help from my conference, and win a title 100% by coaching.
I need to add before I go any further... I believe probably 95% of the time, The team that wins a title in HD has to have several lucky breaks along the way.
Some luck you can create or improve your odds on, some you just close your eyes and hope for. You have to have both.
Michigan State in Crum just won a D1 title.
Before the season started, I posted on our ACC Coaches corner that they would go 35-0 and no-one would stop them.
They did. They were really that good. However, they had to have alot of luck just to get to that point.
Things fell exactly right for them in recruiting for them to land the guys they had.
The players then had to have alot of High/high potentials to develop to where they were.
They then had to survive the abomination we call Early Entry into the NBA draft...
Then they had to win several OT or coin-flip type games down the stretch to finally end 35-0.
It can be done. But be assured luck will be involved..... and the Random Number Generator.
The RNG is the friend of the average to weak team. It's the reason they win those games when the really shouldn't.
It's the reason the coaches of those pretty good teams scream out and have meltdowns on their Coaches Corner

 

10/16/2013 10:11 AM
Final Season #68
School Coach Conf.
W-L
Overall
W-L
Home
W-L
Road
W-L
Top 25
W-L
Last 10 STRK RPI SOS
DeSales mizzou77 16-0 27-3 10-0 14-2 1-2 9-1 L1 28 116
King's Sim AI 13-3 19-8 9-4 10-3 0-2 7-3 L1 138 335
Fairleigh Dickinson, Florham Sim AI 10-6 15-14 8-6 5-7 0-1 6-4 L1 187 201
Delaware Valley Sim AI 7-9 11-17 5-8 5-8 0-1 4-6 L1 287 333
Drew Sim AI 5-11 9-18 5-9 4-8 0-1 4-6 L3 306 276
Lycoming Sim AI 2-14 4-23 2-11 2-11 0-1 2-8 L2 371 332
 
 
 
 
 
West Standings
 
School Coach Conf.
W-L
Overall
W-L
Home
W-L
Road
W-L
Top 25
W-L
Last 10 STRK RPI SOS
Lake Erie Sim AI 12-4 18-10 9-4 8-5 0-2 7-3 L1 155 319
Frostburg St. Sim AI 8-8 15-15 7-8 5-6 0-2 6-4 L1 218 274
Penn St., Behrend Sim AI 8-8 13-15 5-8 7-6 0-2 5-5 L1 217 262
Wilkes Sim AI 8-8 10-17 4-9 6-7 0-1 3-7 L2 259 253
Scranton Sim AI 7-9 13-14 5-8 8-5 0-0 4-6 L1 256 368
Carnegie Mellon mtaylor600 0-16 0-27 0-13 0-13 0-1 0-10 L27 384 334
10/16/2013 10:15 AM
End Season #3 (#68)
  School Players A SPD REB DE BLK LP PE BH P WE ST DU FT TOT
1. DeSales 12 48 46 44 51 41 41 45 37 30 55 75 59 C 573
2. Lake Erie 12 28 47 37 26 27 44 38 38 36 53 74 55 C 504
3. King's 12 25 46 31 23 25 32 37 38 36 62 80 66 C+ 501
4. Frostburg St. 12 29 38 39 25 29 35 29 36 29 59 81 61 C 491
5. Fairleigh Dickinson, Florham 12 30 39 39 30 29 34 24 30 35 63 78 61 C+ 491
6. Penn St., Behrend 12 32 45 40 32 28 38 36 36 36 43 72 52 C+ 490
7. Carnegie Mellon 12 39 41 27 40 20 34 32 35 32 54 72 58 C- 482
8. Delaware Valley 12 26 42 38 27 31 30 33 34 33 54 70 62 C 479
9. Lycoming 12 26 38 40 28 32 35 21 34 38 59 68 60 C 478
10. Scranton 12 31 52 30 31 19 26 35 44 38 46 72 51 C+ 473
11. Wilkes 12 26 43 36 28 29 32 25 30 38 50 73 56 C 467
12. Drew 12 30 45 37 30 27 27 36 35 31 45 70 53 C 465
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