+1 to milwood, and I'm nowhere near the coach he is, but it somewhat like that for me. I have a vision, that's one thing I strongly believe in when recruiting and team building, but I don't even keep docs of all the guys I'm looking at for recruiting and go back and analyze what medium is a 20 and what medium is a 13 and what one is a 7 anymore.
Team planning/vision building: B+. I have a plan for the team and set and after I try to even out classes there's a goal for this year and the next two out at least. Everyone I recruit has to have a spot in the overall gameplan.
Recruiting mechanics: B. At D3 to me it's mostly finding the local kids and establishing spot early. At my D1 teams it's hard since one is a low major that is one class in in a rebuild (and doing very well for me) and the other is an abysmal rebuild very early. D1 is definitely a different animal, I learned that losing a local stud after dropping $45k in a battle.
Team Setup: B+/A-. I have a good feel for what each guy is and his role in relation to the team and others at his position.
Game planning: C/C-. I get beat at times by teams I shouldn't get beat by. But on the flip side, sometimes I beat teams I shouldn't. I think the latter is more talent and team overall rather than game planning.
Scheduling: B+. I schedule differently for each team, but I feel like I understand how to have the right schedule for what I'm looking for that year. It took me awhile to understand that playing in the NT as a 4 seed is vastly better than as a 14 seed and trying to upset my way to the E8.
Player Development: A. To an extent this is just putting time in blues, but I do think there's more to it than that. Although I've come to believe that A+ IQ's in sets is underrated. Maybe greatly.
Overall: I'll say low B. I was recently in my first championship game, which completely surprised me. When I think my team is very solid, or has a great chance at getting to a certain point it doesn't and when I'm wondering if we can even make the NT we wind up getting far in the tournament.
The aejones post is still pretty much the basis of how I play. I've tweaked things here and there, but it's hugely shaped how I recruit and play. I'm not a title contender every year in the worlds I play, but I'd say solid average, slightly better. I taken things I've learned here on the forum and from experience and I'm testing things on my own in a pretty informal way.
This game is easily the most addicting sports sim I've played in years.