May 22nd, 2019
Notes: Thanks to all those who submitted feedback to Jumbo's committee and thanks especially to Jumbo for helping me process some of the information. As usual thanks to all those I asked to test various parts of this. Thanks to the users who gave me the idea for this.
General Info / Idea
Requested feature suggested by a few users in the past. Builds on the coaching skills and differentiation of conferences ideas. Conferences are going to be brought more to the forefront with a dedicated area of the website catered to each conference where each can stand out as unique and show off why that conference is the best.
Added Conference Identity
Each offseason conference commissioners will conduct a "conference identity" draft to determine the bonuses that conference will receive for the next season. Selected bonuses may also bestow future benefits upon the conference.
The 10 conferences + Independents (functionally an 11th conference) will be seeded in a two round draft by the number of ranked teams (not receiving votes) they have in the final poll of the previous season. Tiebreaker for the ranking is the highest ranked team from each conference. If conferences are tied with no ranked teams then the order will be decided by random draw. Only for this second case the order will be inverted in the second round.
During the Identity draft each conference commissioner may select an available identity (only one of each available - i.e. can be blocked for other conferences) or skip their pick to choose one of the possible alternate identities (infinite of each available - i.e. cannot be blocked for other conferences)
The FCS commissioner will be allowed to choose one from 5 randomly selected ones given to them or pick one of the alternates. Going forward the FCS choices will be a random five of the top ten picks of the previous year)
It is up to commissioners whether they want to select the pick themselves, delegate it, or have it up for a vote. Elect good commissioners.
Drafting a non-alternate Identity also gives the conference 50 media points (MP). MP will be spent on recruiting camps, high school scouting info, and more to come in the future.
+10% QB Skill for the Year (+2.5% QB Skill Permanently)
+10% RB/FB Skill for the Year (+2.5% RB/FB Skill Permanently)
+10% WR/TE Skill for the Year (+2.5% WR/TE Skill Permanently)
+10% OT/OG/C Skill for the Year (+2.5% OT/OG/C Skill Permanently)
+10% DE/DT Skill for the Year (+2.5% DE/DT Skill Permanently)
+10% ILB/OLB Skill for the Year (+2.5% ILB/OLB Skill Permanently)
+10% CB/FS/SS Skill for the Year (+2.5% CB/FS/SS Skill Permanently)
+10% K/P/LS/KR/PR Skill for the Year (+2.5% K/P/LS/KR/PR Skill Permanently)
-20% Scheme Change Penalty for the Year (-5% Scheme Change Penalty Permanently)
-20% Weather Penalty for the Year (-5% Weather Penalty Permanently)
+10% Homefield Advantage for the Year (+2.5% Homefield Advantage Permanently)
+2 Recruiting Points for every conference school (No Permanent Advantage)
+5% QB Skill for the Year
+1% QB Skill Permanently
+5% RB/FB Skill for the Year
+1% RB/FB Skill Permanently
+5% WR/TE Skill for the Year
+1% WR/TE Skill Permanently
+5% OT/OG/C Skill for the Year
+1% OT/OG/C Skill Permanently
+5% DE/DT Skill for the Year
+1% DE/DT Skill Permanently
+5% ILB/OLB Skill for the Year
+1% CB/FS/SS Skill Permanently
+5% CB/FS/SS Skill for the Year
+1% K/P/LS/KR/PR Skill Permanently
+5% K/P/LS/KR/PR Skill for the Year
+1% Homefield Advantage Permanently
+1 Recruiting Point for every conference school