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Team Vision (B ) : im not as awful at this as i am at some other things
Recruiting ( B ) : seems like nearly every recruiting session i look back and realize i should have done some things differently. i guess thats true for most folks though. maybe im slightly better than i give myself credit for though, because once i have been at a school for a while, i almost always think i have better players than just about anyone else and its just my gameplanning deficiencies (or perhaps it is just fate---see below) that cause me to stumble time after time
Team Setup ( B) : not sure what this means but ill give myself a B ... actually i guess i should give myself and F since i dont even udnerstand the question.
offensive individual player gameplanning (distribution) (a+) - i think i am without peers when it comes to creating the most efficient offesnive distributions possible. i figure this generally gains me somewhere between a 0.1 and 0.2 point advantage over the opposing coach. with that going for me, its kind of hard to see how i ever lose.
Team Game Planning ( F) oddly enough, i dont think there is anyone who thinks about gameplanning more than me. and i feel like i understand gameplanning., but i can be incredibly indecisive. in fact maybe i dont understand it at all. actually im not all that indecisive i guess. well, yeah, i guess maybe i am... i think.
i had to stop running hybrid defenses such as zone press becuase there are so many options it makes my head spin. even a normal zone with 3-2 and 2-3 is dangerous territory. but zone for me is a little like heroin (or diet dr pepper)... i know i should stop, but it keeps dragging me back in.
Scheduling (A- ) : i think i do ok with scheduling. i know how to search out the rpi-booster teams, i can create a noncon that will allow my youngsters to develop while still winning most games when i have young team. and i accept most challenges and try to establish some rivalries. i know whihc years i can welcome all challengers and create a really high sos, and which years that wouldnt be so smart
Player Development ( B+ ) :Im pretty decent at this, but a couple of things i wish i did better.... first, monitoring progress and knowing each players max potential. ive almost set up an auto spreadsheet to track this probably a hundred times. almost. second, im too conservative on study hall. im getting better but i still get nervous when gpa is under 3.0. i dont think ive ever lost a player to grades, but i should be able to get gpas in the 2.6 - 2.7 range and still maintain 100% eligibility, but it just makes me nervous. i think this is the one area where kelby is better than me. probably becuase in real life he is used to seeing 2.3s and 2.4s so it really doesnt bother him. i also probably tinker way toooooo much. today i might have a kid at 16 minutes of DE and and 19 minutes of conditioning, and then tomorrow i decide that 17-DE and 18-con would be far far better, and then the next day i might change it back again.
Overall ( C) : gotten into some good situations a time or two and did a decent job. but i cannot begin to tell you how many times i should have been fired. syracuse-tark shoulda fired me at least 5 times. and greensboro tark of late should have fired me after each of my first 3 seasons there. i feel guilty nearly every time i look at that team and what i have done to it.
postseason (F-) im pretty sure i am the worst NT coach of all time. maybe my favorite year was undefeated #1 rpi and #1 ranked and lose in the first round. and, no, i didnt forget to gameplan... probably spent 30 minutes gameplanning on that one. there have been countless other agonizing failures, but i think that one was my favorite.
i just realized there is one other area where kelby is better than me. i dont want to call it "luck", as that would be disrespecful.
maybe HDtheology? we all know that there is an HDgod (or gods for those who believe HD is polytheistic). i think most of us realize that this deity or deity holds our entire HD fate in his or thier hands. i have come to realize that certain coaches (in particular mister kelby_03) have learnt how to offer sacrifices and such or have figured some other methods for getting in touch with the alpha and omega of HD and thus are able to win far more often than the data suggests they should. as for me, i apparently have committed some mortal sin somewhere along the way and have been banished to HD purgatory forevermore. i think maybe i ate an apple. is it hot in here or is it just me? needless to say, i give myself a zero on a 1 to 100 scale in this category.
i would also like to give myself an A+ in self evaluation. I pretty much agree with everything i just said. mostly