Posted by mullycj on 1/15/2013 3:19:00 AM (view original):
Posted by goofypook on 1/14/2013 8:36:00 PM (view original):No. we are not missing the point. You realize there is no actual "redshirt" correct? What his rejection means is the player, for whatever reason does not intend to stay in college for 5 years. The game can handle this in two ways.
Posted by girt25 on 1/14/2013 4:08:00 PM (view original):I think everyone is missing the point. If a player wants to be mad for not playing then so be it, be mad and leave at the end of the season... Fortunately for me he is not. That being said, what is the harm in a guy taking a redshirt??? That doesnt meen he is stuck there for a fifth year! Players leave all the time good and bad! If we want to speak in realistics, the player should realistically graduate in four years, and he would have the choice of taking that bogus 100k job that someone already mention, or stay in school and play another season.
You want to make sure a kid will redshirt? Let him know when you're recruiting him. That seems fair and realistic to me.
What would be unrealistic is not to mention it during recruiting and just assume a kid will take it happily because you're not playing him. What actually strikes me as realistic is that a kid might get upset about not playing and want to transfer, that happens in real life all the time -- although WIS is kind here and doesn't make that part of the engine for freshmen unless you've already offered minutes.
1) he can "reject" your redshirt proposal as a FR
2) he can leave after his 3rd year of athletic eligibility is up
The game chooses to use option #1 so that you know ahead of time how many seasons you can expect him to play.
Again, he can leave regardless of a redshirt. What Im simply saying is, if a kid had an option, why wouldnt he take it...What hurt does it do the kid, especially if in the end it helps his draft status. Does it help the coach, SURE.... Lets not get crazy now!
And for those with silly thinking that it would help great teams hoard top recruits, STOP IT! Top guys get them regardless, and as a result in general they have more EE's than everyone else, so it wouldnt be a case of the rich getting richer logic.
When you dont promise a guy anything but a scholarship, and he cant crack your top 10 as a freshman, than a redshirt should ALWAYS be an option. If not, make the recruits smart enough to know, that hey Im two star recruit, however I want to play.... Maybe I shouldnt consider Duke, because my chances of playing there are slim to none....