Welcome to the new season. I didn't see a lot of movement of big-name coaches in the off-season, which is nice as it means competition in Rupp will remain as brutal as ever. I'm sure I missed a few though in my early a.m. scan of things. Feel free to announce anything I missed in your league with the shift in seasons. Here's the highlights I noticed coming into Season 68...
-- The Freedom Conference is all-Sim this season.
-- In the GNE, after 14 seasons disasteruss has stepped down from the helm of St. Joseph's (ME). The Evil Empire reloads with kodiak6640, who is new to Rupp but just a smidge shy of 1,000 career HD wins.
-- In the Little East, the Reigny of Terror is over at Massachusetts Liberal Arts. After a 13-season run that produced 28 victories and six winless seasons (including last year), reigny rode into the sunset, school officials welcomed Sim AI to campus with open arms, and league SOS values could be heard celebrating well after last call in neighborhood pubs was announced..
-- The North Atlantic is all-Sim for a second year.
-- After a couple seasons away, hall of fame coach ironman2011 returns to the University, this time taking over at Stillman. He built Southwestern into a top-10 program in his last appearance in the league.
-- After dodging disaster a season ago, it appears New York Univ. will be going Sim for the first time since Season 34 in the Upstate.
-- In the USA South, zagman leaves Shenandoah after eight solid seasons.
-- And in the Wisconsin, the bitter taste of defeat in last year's national championship game was too much for Wisconsin-Superior coach thbro, who appears to have left the game. The national runner-up welcomes jvcoach to the helm of the program.
Talk it up guys! We've got to do something 'til recruiting starts tomorrow...