Posted by aejones on 4/26/2012 4:56:00 PM (view original):
Posted by dahsdebater on 4/26/2012 2:25:00 AM (view original):I've already said multiple times why I like it, I'm not sure why you're nitpicking that I forgot to write all the reasons down here, but I like having that person accounted for so I can keep a very close eye on all recruits that I call. I also like the information I may get, which may sway me to recruit a kid or not. I've never not gotten a recruit or lost a battle over a $10 phone call though, so as far as "effort" goes, that is just as worthless of an argument. Saving the $10 might be nice, but is not worth the 0 chance that I get any info on what O/D he plays.
Posted by aejones on 4/26/2012 12:11:00 AM (view original):This is a truly ridiculous justification for using a coach call. If they don't accept the phone call you get your info for free. That's not a disadvantage, it's an advantage. And as I said, you get the recruiting credit. I think that may have been misinterpreted. It's not enough to be particularly helpful in a battle, but if the guy drops down late and you have very little money left sometimes you have to try to get a guy with 1 HV, a scholly, and a couple of calls and/or info packets. I've had a few of those guys that were very close one way or the other and the one extra call could make all the difference.
Posted by nauds3000 on 4/25/2012 11:37:00 PM (view original):Right, but as the above poster said, this is why I outlined that I prefer the coach's call.
If a player doesnt accept a phone call that means he cant be pulled down right?
If you want to argue for making the coach call because you've got a solid shot at getting info on what systems he knows, fine. I don't think it makes a ton of difference most of the time, but it's something. But arguing that the assurance of a response is somehow a bonus rather than a disadvantage just seems nonsensical to me.
I have to agree fully with aejones. I switched over to exclusively using coach's calls as my first recruiting effort a while ago simply because many times I would send the recruit a call, lose the $10, and never get a response. I don't know if anyone else has also experienced this, but I would send out a bunch of phone calls the first round, and not get a 100% response in my email inbox. Now what I am talking about is different from a 'rejected' phone call, where I get my $10 back; I am talking about a call I make but get no message in my inbox from either my assistant coach or the player. The coach's call has always worked, 100% of the time, given me everything I want to know about how available the player is (never going to happen, back-up, or available now), plus sometimes a bonus on what offense/defense they run, sometimes how proficient the player is in it, and maybe if they want to stay close to home or not.
Does anyone know if the coach's call is also useful in a battle to see who may be ahead? I've never tried it.