Season XII Coaches & Tiers Announced!
With year three of the COFL Madden era approaching, I've decided to take a look back at how far we've come in a short period of time. The COFL took a long absence after NCAA fell apart in 2014-2015, many thought it was dead, in fact, it kind of was dead. I had no intention of ever bringing it back, let alone with Madden. I moved on with my life and many others did
Fast forward to February of 2017 - The COFL debuted with 20 teams for Season I of the COFL Madden era. For the last two years we've had many coaches go but we've had a lot stay as well. Right now we are at 38 coaches who want to be apart of the COFL Traditional League and 25 coaches who want to be apart of the COFL Franchise.
Having 38 coaches is great news but with great news there is always bad news. The bad news is that it's not enough to create two leagues, we would need 40 teams to do that. It's also bad news because we only have room for 32 coaches to start. So that means there will be 5 coaches on the waiting list, itching for their opportunity to get back in the ring. They will need a coach to be inactive, break rules or just be a total doosh bag for them to get in the ring. The good news is there is still room in our Franchise so those that are waiting can pass the time in there.
Alright, enough reminiscing about what we've done and how we got here. Let's talk about COFL Season XII!!! We will have a full league of 32 coaches, which is always awesome and should be the norm from here on out until we go to two leagues. When doing the schedules I do it in tiers, each tier has 8 coaches in it and it's based on competition level. The tier levels are explained below:
Tier 1 - The best of the best. The best coaches in the COFL are in this tier. I would put these guys up against anyone with money on the line. Tier 1 will play mainly tier 1 & 2 opponents with a couple of tier 3 games.
Tier 2 - A handful of these coaches could and will eventually work their way up to Tier 1. This group of coaches should be in the playoffs most if not every season. Tier 2 will play mainly tier 1 & 2 opponents with a couple of tier 4 games.
Tier 3 - Tier 3 is a dog fight, it's a solid group of coaches who might not be the best at usering their MLB and lurking all over the field but they make up for it in play-calling and strategy. They can beat anyone in the league, they can also lose to anyone in the league. Tier 3 will play mainly tier 3 & 4 opponents with a couple of tier 1 games.
Tier 4 - Tier 4 isn't what it used to be. It used to be a bunch of bums but there really aren't any bums anymore. I'd put most of COFL's Tier 4 against most leagues Tier 1 & 2's and I bet they would win over 50% of the games. Still, tier 4 is the group that is on it's way up but still struggles. Tier 4 will play mainly tier 3 & 4 opponents with a couple of tier 2 games.
Without much further ado, below are you 32 coaches and the tiers they are in. Below them are the list of reserves...