9 Ways to Add Value to NCAA Football 2010

1.  Include the special uniforms from the Army vs. Navy game made by Nike:

new army uniforms 2008

new Navy uniforms 2008

2.  Bring back the online Tournament feature that was in NCAA Football 2006.

3.  Make bowl games a unique experience:

EA should give me a reason to want to play at each bowl game.  Half of the fun of a bowl game is learning about the city that it’s being hosted in.  Is there a carnival or a unique landmark associated with that city?  Why not have Musburger tell me a little about the game and its traditions.  IE:  The Rose Bowl:    Don’t just pan and scan the Rose Bowl stadium, show me the Rose Bowl Parade.

Also, I would like to see unique stats and graphics for each bowl game.  If I am about to break a record for most points in the Fiesta Bowl, then tell me about it.

4.  Allow the user to choose the post-season type:

  • Traditional BCS Format
  • Traditional Human Poll format
  • 16 team playoff
  • 8 team playoff
  • 4 team playoff

Also, give the user the ability to determine WHERE the games are played:  best seed gets a home game or the game is played on a neutral field.

5.  USER CREATED CONTENT!!!

With the incredible success of games like Little Planet, the Sims, and others, there’s no reason why NCAA Football 2010 can’t include user created content.  Imagine sharing created teams with other users and creating a dynasty that is full of user-created teams with unique mascots and uniforms.  It would be awesome if EA used the Spore engine to allow the users to create awesome new mascots.  Can you imagine having this guy dancing around on the football field?

6.  A playbook generator similar to the “Call Your Shot” mode in Madden ’09 for the Wii:

Rather than creating the plays during the game, I would like to see the ability to create these plays and import them into a custom playbook that can be shared online via the EA Locker.  The playbook creator MUST INCLUDE trick plays that can be easily implemented.

7.  Add more Special Teams options:

True squib kicks

Non-traditional onside kicks (kicker approaches ball, but the player behind him kicks it)

True lateral passes:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMpsoQ7GriA

8.  Show an Aflac Trivia Question during the game.

The game already has sponsorship by Pontiac and Old Spice…why not earn some more pie by getting sponsored by Aflac?

9.  STATS, STATS, and MORE STATS

What is the biggest difference between a broadcasted game and a game played on NCAA Football 09?  Give up?  Stats!

Whenever I am playing an out of conference opponent, I want to see a graphic that tells me why this game is important to the other team…show me their conference standings…show me their offensive rank…show me their defensive rank…Does their offensive line have the most pancakes in the nation?  Give me something during the game that can keep me interested and keep it diverse…this is how you make each game unique!

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If you could speak directly to the developers about which features you would like to see implemented in NCAA Football 2010, throw your response in the comments.

11 Comment(s)

  1. Dude, I love the list.
    They really need to let us have a playoff.
    also, why can’t I save my depth chart and go online? I can think of a few possible reason, but none of them should outway that. It just keep us from pausing two or three times at the start of each game. Plus, it would give us clues in the matchup screen if someone is a cheezer or not because the team rating change based on depth chart.( The ole hiding your best player on the bench to get your overal rating down.lol) you know, so your boy will play you and you’ll know the overall should be higher.

    Pig in the Poke | Feb 20, 2009 | Reply

  2. its an ncaa sanctioned game which means there is absolutely ZERO chance of even the thought of a playoff mode. i love the other ideas though i definately want to see more stats. i want the sidelines to look respectable instead of generic people with generic numbers and mis-colored facemasks.

    brett | Mar 3, 2009 | Reply

  3. I was wondering were the gonna put the camo uni for army in the game when they played navy on tv this year I was like woa they gotta put those on the next Ncaa football gives me hope that ea are actually listening to thier fans about some of the things people want

    Corey | Mar 30, 2009 | Reply

  4. more controle over the coaches int he game, like in Ncaa o7! part of the fun for me is coaching stats and positions, show more of the coaches and make it to where you can controle more or ALL the coaches in the ncaa in the coaching positions part of the game.

    Caleb | Apr 1, 2009 | Reply

  5. I WOULD LIKE TO C THE REFEREES BACK ON THE FIELD, THE CHAIN GANG TO MEASURE A FIRST DOWN BUT CAN BE SKIPPED BETTER STIFF ARMS AND THE WAY U SWITCH ARMS WAS LAME THE FACEMASKS ON SOME PLAYERS WERE STUPID SHON GREENE FRO IOWA IS A RB BUT HAD OL FACEMASK UPDATED ROSTERS LIKE MADDEN CUZ THINGS CHANGE DURING THE SEASON INJURIES AND BENCHING???? BETTER CROWD PARTICIPATION LIKE AFTER BIG HITS AND BIG PLAYS PLAYERS SHOULD SHOW MORE EMOTIONS INJURIED PLAYERS JUST LAY ON THE GROUND WHERE THE STAFF DIVING OVER THE TOP WUZ BORING, I THROW A PASS OUT TO DA FLATS TEN YARDS INBOUNDS AND THE PLAYER FALL DOWN TRYIN TO STAY INBOUNDS???????????? BETTER BOWL GAME ATMOSPHERE BETTER COMMENTATING BETTER ITS TIME FOR A CHANGE THE PYLAWNS DONT FALL OVER LIKE THEY USE TO JERSEYS DONT EVEN COME UNTUCKED LAST BUT NOT LEAST—-D1AA TEAMS IS A (MUST) I LIKE PLAYING WITH ALL DA TEAMS LIKE N. COLORADO PORTLAND ST BETHUNE COOKMAN NORFOLK ST E. KENTUCKY JACKSON ST TO MAKE A LONG LIST SHORT

    BAM | Apr 2, 2009 | Reply

  6. i would like to see the returnable field goals on the ps2 version and also more sideline population

    courtney | Apr 9, 2009 | Reply

  7. (1) Black Vandy Uniforms.

    Josh | Apr 9, 2009 | Reply

  8. penn state football helmets,the new shcutt ion-4D,is it going to be on the game?

    nugent | Apr 9, 2009 | Reply

  9. Hey Josh. Do you have a link to the Black Vandy uniforms? I can’t find them anywhere.

    NCAA Football Freak | Apr 10, 2009 | Reply

  10. i would like to see all revolution helmets ummm…. i liked when u could get hair like on ncaa2003…. and i would like to see motuh peices and tatoos

    jamoni | Apr 17, 2009 | Reply

  11. i would like to see senior games at the end of the playoffs…. tattoos… dreads….. all helmets….. one sleeve on a person because people wear that…… mouthpieces….. backpad hanging out of the jersey… new golves new colors…. and new shoes and colors

    jamoni | Apr 19, 2009 | Reply

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