half: high school GPA, practice minutes, work ethic and playing time. i included starts because of this
will having a team full guys(lets say 10) with A IQ's help a freshman learn the offense faster? (Fregoe - Hall of Famer - 2:51 PM)
No, the only factors that go into IQ improvement once they get to college are playing time, starts, work ethic, practice time and their intelligence.
(from the same dev chat: "Playing time carries more weight than starting - the primary reason for including starts at all in that logic is the assumption that the starters will get more attention during practice than the non-starters."
but there's another developer chat
Will a player who comes off the bench as a Freshman, 15 minutes a game, develop his IQ rating at the same pace as a Freshman player who plays 15 minutes a game but is a starter? (bigteniowa - Hall of Famer - 2:57 PM)
For IQ, only minutes played matter, not whether a player started or not.
so you'll have to make your own conclusion whether starts helps the improvement.