Posted by oldave on 4/26/2014 7:37:00 AM (view original):
im defintiely at the far end of the spectrum on the firing issue... total opposite from current system.
I would be happy with any change that increased firings,
but i believe the game would be best served in the long run by a drastic change, espeically at high prestige schools. there are a limited number of jobs that are more sought-after than the others... and those should carry a warning that you will be canned very quickly if your team doesnt perform. if you need time to figure out how to create and sustain a winner... do that at lower level schools. if you get fired out of bad luck (early entry, lost key recruiting battle, injury, etc)... oh well, that happens.
I would actually favor increased firings a d2 and d3 also. but again, only for the more hihgly sought after high prestige schools. even if it was you who built up that prestige, if you fall to mediocrity, you should be out the door.
I know the fear is that WIS will lose users and money and obviously none of us wants fewer humans in the game. but i would hope that once folks saw the impact of decreased stagnation, they would accept that firings are a part of the game and take that as a challenge. and see the upside of the top jobs coming open more often.
ok, enough soapbox. i know very few agree with my extreme position on this, but i had to vent a little.
I swear i wish they would fire me from greensboro tark. what i have done to that once proud program is a crime that shouldnt just involve firing, but also serious jailtime and maybe even a visit to the gallows. same for some of my failures at syracuse tark in the past.
perhaps a lot of this problem would self correct due to your restrictions, but of course when high prestige jobs go sim, unless another high prestige coach wants that job it often goes unfilled long enough to fubar the program badly enough to require a few seasons just to get back into the B+/A- range.
a - are you talking high baseline prestige or current when you say high prestige jobs should have very should ropes?
b - how long should a coach that takes over a team completely recruited by simai with a A or better baseline but current C+ have to turn things around, and what metric is used to indicate successfully turning it around? Any post - season? Should that too float depending upon prestige? (I know as an SU fan that a PIT bid is not a good season, and if JAB ever went to three in a row he'd be gone, HOF or not).
As someone who has played 230 seasons of HD and never gotten within spitting distance of the SU gig I am on board with increased volatility, but like I said above if I ever do get my hands on the gig gimme an honest chance to turn things around...