Posted by bobmeyer on 9/24/2012 11:02:00 PM (view original):
If you cut a player, and your reputation takes a hit, what does that really mean? Does it hurt your ability when recruiting? Is your reputation as important as your Prestige? I have never cut a player, and wondered if it is worth the hit.
Honestly, when I cut guys and took the rep hit, it really didn't faze me. I didn't see where it was costing me recruits -- sure, it might have caused a kid not to show on a screen or maybe I had to spend a little more (although, if I did, it wasn't much!), but it didn't appear to radically alter the number of guys available to me out of the states I typically FSS'd.
Had I wanted to change jobs to a higher division, I'm sure it would have impacted there perhaps, but as far as recruits, I don't think they saw much difference from me as an A+ rep coach and me as a B rep coach. If there was a penalty of some sort, it was so insignificant that it escaped my notice and did nothing to dissuade me from acting similarly in the future should it be in the best long-term interest of my team.