Posted by hobobilly on 4/8/2013 6:27:00 PM (view original):
I think what could be helpful is if the AD issued a Season-Prior warning in regards to firing. Essentially saying "You need to do ____ _____ and _____ within the next season or else you're canned."
Let's be honest, HD needs to make there money, and (if this thread is any indicator) nobody knows exactly what it takes to get fired. I know if I made it DI and got canned I'd be super PO'd (human consumer nature I suppose) especially so if I was given no prior warning. I'm sure I'm not alone there. I don't claim to know if the AD does in fact e-mail you if you're not meeting expectations, but I think if it was spelled out the season before then no user could be really infuriated if they didn't meet the requirements. I do agree with tarvolon's point, firings do need to happen more often, people want to reach their dream job, nothing wrong with that.
I just think that if you fire people randomly it's a recipe for disaster (and forum posts complaining I really don't want to sift through, and after all what is this game about? Making Hobobilly happy.) I think the plan I'm suggesting is a decent middle ground (Jesus I sound like a politician already) just so people know what it is they can do to keep there job, and know the consequences if they do not.
you get warnings... you have a job status, the best is exceeding expectation, and normal is meeting expectations. if you start to struggle, you will drop to boosters complaining (i think), and after a few more crap seasons, in jeopardy. after a few more crap seasons, you get canned - each drop in status is accompanied by an AD email.
i dont think firings are random. if you presented arbitrary resumes, you'd get some disagreement in the details of when a guy gets fired, but over 95% of the time, the vast majority of long time d1 coaches would probably agree on the situation (about to get fired, already fired, doing fine, etc). mostly, because 95% of the time, nobody is getting fired ;) but coaches have a pretty good idea, combined with the explicit levels for job status, and the AD messages, are enough to cover that ground, IMO.
to me the issue is just how ridiculously hard it is to get fired from top jobs... im even fine with a PIT saving you after 6 straight no post seasons at south carolina or arizona state. if you take over a north carolina who hasnt made the post season in 6 season, id even almost be ok with it then - but the killer is how people can take good jobs, in decent standing, totally crap them up, and stay forever, assuming they can squeak out a PIT bid every few seasons.