College Football 2024-2025 Catch All

Where the conferences don't matter and your regional rival is a mere 3000-mile flight away.

Edit: Changed the name of the thread, because the NCAA is dead?

FRESNO STATE

I have no idea what is going on there with Jeff Tedford, who had to step away and not coach the bowl game due to a return of his health issues. It’s been dead silent since then. Is he OK? Is he coaching this year? Who knows?

So far they’re not treating it the same as when he left in 2019 and they brought back Kalen DeBoer to take over. They’re not acting like he’s gone, but he’s also seemingly not there.

And NCAA Football 25 the video game is coming back in July.

2024 the year Georgia finally gets to travel to play for the first time against SEC foe Texas A&....... What's that? It's Texas? Are we sure College Station actually exist?

Stele wrote:

And NCAA Football 25 the video game is coming back in July.

I'll believe it when I see some proof of life.

Cal's september schedule:

8/31 - UC Davis
9/7 - @Auburn
9/25 - SDSU
9/21 - @Florida State

Cal's Friday Night Pac12 afterdark is a thrilling match @Wake Forest on November 8

We start a brand new Thanksgiving tradition of Cal playing SMU on November 30.

This is what we wished for right?

Carlbear95 wrote:

Cal's Friday Night Pac12 afterdark is a thrilling match @Wake Forest on November 8

Please say that they will start that Cal-WF game at 11pm EST.

UpToIsomorphism wrote:
Stele wrote:

And NCAA Football 25 the video game is coming back in July.

I'll believe it when I see some proof of life.

Seems someone had similar questions and did some research

I have just two questions about that game:

1 - How customizable is it going to be?

2 - How much Ultimate Team horsesh*t are they going to try and stuff in there?

Prederick wrote:

I have just two questions about that game:

1 - How customizable is it going to be?

2 - How much Ultimate Team horsesh*t are they going to try and stuff in there?

1- Very customizable in the ways you don't want, but you CANNOT fix that one thing that really bothers you about CFB.

2-All of it. And then more.

Prederick wrote:

2 - How much Ultimate Team horsesh*t are they going to try and stuff in there?

Every time I see people playing Madden and it's the "Raiders" vs the "Cowboys" but it's Lamar Jackson against Josh Allen, I roll my eyes and ignore Madden for another year.

Yeah the micro transactions will suck. But hopefully the dynasty will be fun.

If not I'll keep playing NCAA 14 on PC with updated rosters.

Yeah July 12 date was leaked recently, mentioned in that article, so that's why I said it.

Honestly, at the rate things are going, just let me pay a slightly reduced price for JUST franchise mode with no option to do Ultimate Team or anything. It is deeply infuriating how, at the main menu, these games are pushing their ultimate team stuff so hard now.

My recent experience is with MLB: The Show and NBA 2K, both of which CLEARLY assume that if you turned on the game you want to play online/ultimate team. And, to be fair, the numbers probably bear that out.

*Legion* wrote:

Every time I see people playing Madden and it's the "Raiders" vs the "Cowboys" but it's Lamar Jackson against Josh Allen, I roll my eyes and ignore Madden for another year.

For me, it's that there's like, twenty variants of each player's card, so you can pretend like there's a meaningful gameplay difference between 90-rated Josh Allen, 90-rated Josh Allen, 94-rated Josh Allen and "LOL WHAT IF WE PUT JOSH ALLEN AT LINEBACKER" Josh Allen.

EDIT: It is not yet February, and 2K24 already has six different Luka Doncic cards available.

They would make you pay more to strip Ultimate Team out. That's how they want to make the money from the whales.

This is the college trash talk or bragging thread right?

Schools representing the most NFL MVP awards:

5 - Louisville, Notre Dame, Tennessee
4 - Cal
3 - Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Southern Miss, Syracuse

Also with Lamar and Johnny U, Louisville is the only school with more than 1 multiple MVP award winner. Only 11 players have won multiple NFL MVP awards, but 2 were Cardinals.

Just to be clear... when we're talking MVPs and stats, it's 4-Cal.. when we're talking Pat Macafee and Vax's... its Butte Community College - 4.

Also.. UCLoLA

predication.. UCLA will have 2 conference wins next year.

Sad news in Dawg land, Michael Brochstein, aka Senator Blutarsky, of the Get the Picture blog, passed away yesterday.

I can't remember when I first started reading the Senator; it wasn't quite the full seventeen years ago that he began the blog but had to be within a few years of that start date.

He (semi) famously got into it with Stewart Mandel about whether Georgia should be considered as one of the national powers of CFB (this was during the Richt era) which led to the Montana Project.

I know I've linked to his blog here on multiple occasions, and his musing on some of the bigger picture issues of the CFB landscape were often linked to by others in the CFB blog and sports writers sphere.

RIP Senator, truly a DGD!

Stele wrote:

This is the college trash talk or bragging thread right?

Schools representing the most NFL MVP awards:

5 - Louisville, Notre Dame, Tennessee
4 - Cal
3 - Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Southern Miss, Syracuse

Also with Lamar and Johnny U, Louisville is the only school with more than 1 multiple MVP award winner. Only 11 players have won multiple NFL MVP awards, but 2 were Cardinals.

I'm going to see how many I get right without looking it up:

LOU: 3x Unitas, 2x Lamar
ND: 3x Montana (?)
TEN: 5x Manning The Elder
CAL: 4x Qaaron
ALA: 1x Shaun Alexander, 2x Bradshaw (I don't know where he went to school, just guessing); (ETA: Bart Starr, Stabler)
LSU: ? (ETA: Jimmy Taylor, YA Tittle, Bert Jones)
UM: 3x Brady (puke)
SMiss: ? (ETA: Favre)
SYR: 3x Jim Intimate Partner Violence Brown

ETA:
So. I went to Wikipedia and forgot I was kind of focused in on the Superb Owl era. ND actually has 6 winners:

Montana (2)
Horning
Daryl Lamonica
Alan Page
Theismann

So Miss was Farve.

My quick research shows that the last time the 49ers won a Superbowl they had 2 Cal players on the roster, Gary Plummer and K Doug Brien (who was also drafted in the 3rd round like another K we know!).

The last 2 times the 49ers LOST the superbowl, their most "prominent" player was from stanfurd (2023: RB, 2019: CB) and they had ZERO Cal players on the roster, not to mention their stanfurd GM.

The 5 SB wins in the 80s and 90s, all but one had at least one Cal Player. The one without a Cal player also didn't have a stanfurd player.

Screw the 49ers and the way they ignore the #1 Public University in the world that happens to be in their back yard. Was rooting for the Chiefs all day long.

So how is the transfer portal treating everyone?

Meh..

Biggest loss was Jeremiah Hunter who was our leading WR. Oddly enough he committed to Washington prior to the Championship game, and obviously prior to DeBoer running off to Alabama. I wonder if a transfer can decommit

We also lost 2 contributors on D. Both were in the main rotation, but not as big a deal as Hunter.

Our biggest transfers in are a WR from Utah and another from Notre Dame.. While its unlikely they'll make up for the loss of Hunter, they were both previous 4* recruits, and the one from Utah was one of the top Tier 2 (Cal doesn't play in Tier 1 category) transfer WRs available.

The oddest transfer was our K. He won the job as a walk on FR midseason and would have most certainly earned a scholarship and been our K this upcoming season. He decided to take his services to the captainless ship called ucla.

Carl, your transfer from ND is not that much to get excited about. Didn't work super hard to get to balls, and he pretty much dropped any ball that hit him in the hands. I think he can block well, so at least there's that?

More proof of life for EA College Football 25

Which, I guess is what we are supposed to call it?

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

More proof of life for EA College Football 25

Which, I guess is what we are supposed to call it?

The official "X" (blech) post is here.

I'm gonna' be "sick" for about a week when this comes out.

Or just link to the trailer

Don't need to read it, just wanna see it.

Lol at "tradition" and "rivalries."

That's what this game is all about, right?

You mean those new regional rivalries where Stanford plays Duke or UCLA and Indiana?

Don't forget Washington and Rutgers!

Sorry. The real tradition: Money for the Money God.

Yep my comment exactly.. the Rose Bowl was the final holdout to try to uphold tradition, but then USC and UCLA cast that all aside. In the end to film the trailer in there and talk about tradition and "sold out stadiums"... lol it was half empty when UCLA played Arizona or Cal... hows it going to look home vs. Minnesota.