Posted by coachvegas44 on 8/7/2013 10:42:00 AM (view original):
1) I like the 1000 mi rule. Any legit way to get more coaches playing more teams.
2) Wildcat, since I have been in HD (approximately 50 seasons) there has been at least 2 threads on which the coaches with multiple ID's have completely disclosed their ID's as you suggest. Perhaps a thread like that should be kept alive so every time someone goes multiple they can be added to the list. If caught not on the list discipline them.
3) I am a believer in if a rule is changed, those who were in complete compliance with the old rule should be grandfathered in any situation. Gillispie is a great coach because he has great passion for the game and is a great student of the game not because he had multiple teams. In fact if you study his history you probably would conclude that he would have quit a long time ago if he thought he had to cheat to win. He was ALWAYS in compliance with the rules of the game as they stood at the time.
appreciate the vote of confidence!
the ironic part to me is how when i did start in d1 tark, a lot of people thought i might be cheating out at colorado, in the collusion during recruiting sort of way - because of a combination of how new i was, and also because there was 1 season where randomly utah and colorado had this insane pool of recruits, which i signed almost all of. it sort of balanced my first colorado title actually, where i had a borderline top 25 team by talent, just coached them well. the second team was insanely talented and i had no idea what i was doing in recruiting still, which was pretty obvious, but when you have a BCS school and just won a title, competing with a passive MWC to win most of those star local recruits isn't really an impressive feat. ive always considered my first colorado title my most impressive title and my second, the least impressive one. however, from afar, i can totally see how people would be suspicious - usually when you get to d1 you just fail completely. and i pretty much did, from a recruiting standpoint, i just could coach well, and that wasn't really any harder than coaching in d2 or d3.
but anyway when i moved to texas a&m and immediately did even better, it was clear it wasnt because i had some secret network of colluders that i built up overnight at colorado. at least a few coaches told me after the fact about their suspicions and sites texas a&m as the reason they no longer suspected. also doing well in d2 at the same time helped i think. but anyway, the thing that is ironic is that even though a pretty large group of guys apparently had their doubts about how i was winning - NOBODY brought up anything about me having multiple teams in tark and maybe that somehow helped. not one person ever. it was the furthest thing from people's minds then, even when impropriety was possibly at hand - it was always about sitemailing in d1. since then, with my interest cut back and my teams not even close to on the same level, at various points in time, people have complained about multiple teams and how i must need multiple teams to win. its actually went on for years now, with a few limited individuals... although none of them seemed to care about having d2 or d3 teams within 1000 miles, only that i had 2 d1 teams.
just strange to me... now that my teams accomplishments are ordinary and almost beyond question, given the contrast to earlier teams' performance... for years now people have complained about multiple teams, with respect to me, personally. it makes me feel like people just like to complain... its just so ridiculous! with 100 times less reason to be suspected, ive gotten a bunch of comments over the years... limited mostly to a couple individuals but still... as opposed to exactly 0 when i was new, unknown, and there were decent reasons to suspect something might be amiss. doesn't seem like logic is a factor in 90% of this...
8/7/2013 11:24 AM (edited)