Results 1 to 18 of 18

Thread: Rec-ROUX-ting with NCAA Football 2008

  1. UL Football Rec-ROUX-ting with NCAA Football 2008

    Now EA has revamped the recruiting to make it more realistic. As a former recruited college athlete, I can tell you that they got the system right. Players now have brains and personalities of their own. They can be persuaded, but they can also be insulted. They have real wants and needs, but those wants and needs can be compromised if they are given a reason to do so. With that, I'll impart some general recruiting advice my brother and I have found after a couple seasons in our dynasty, and many hours "practice recruiting." I'll preempt this by saying that in our dynasty we used Baylor (me) and UL-Lafayette (my bro). Obviously these are schools that aren't power houses. They have some high points, but mostly have to use their few strengths and strategy to suceed in the "other season."


  2. UL Football Building the Team You Need to Win

    The dynasty mode in NCAA is the meat of the game. It's all about knowing how to run your team, picking the right playbook, and executing. The best way to be able to do all of these things at the highest level is having the right personel on your team. In NCAA '08, EA has made recruiting a new focus, and it's more real this year than ever.

    After reading another recruiting piece on the site, I felt like I should write my own version. I couldn't help but notice a lot of generalizations and inconsistencies in the other piece. Recruiting in this year's game is much different than previous games. As many of you know, many last-gen gamers researched the recruiting in-depth. This involved exploring the game disc using a PC and many, many hours of recruiting. Those who did these studies found something interesting - all of the recruits in the previous games had a preset range of 10-14 schools that they would attend. Only 3 or 4 of these schools actually had a real chance at a player. A person recruiting could find the prospects most importand pitch in the first week and sit on it for 5 weeks, but if the prospect didn't have that player's school in their initial list, it was a fruitless venture.


    The first thing to know with recruiting is the strengths of your school. Of course schools like USC, Ohio State, LSU, or Florida are going to be easy to recruit with. You'll basically be able to use any pitch, because all of these schools rates high in each area. When one starts to recruit with lower tier teams, strategy really comes into play. The first thing to take note of is the players you need. This is displayed at the "My School" tab. It will be written across the bottom of the screen. Go after these players first. Don't be afraid to go after prospects that seem out of your league, as long as they haven't narrowed their possible schools down too far. But make sure if you go after a guy that may be a struggle, have a couple of back-up possibilities. So if you're a 2 star ULL team and you're going after a 5 star wideout, make sure you have a couple 2, or 3 stars in your pocket.

    The rest of the story



    By Phil Riedman
    http://www.maddenmania.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Old Jef erson...
    Posts
    1,381

    I have a Question Re: Rec-ROUX-ting with NCAA Football 2008

    Bothers me that they have UL with a crappy campus/city... UL was only voted as a top 10 party school in recent years...


  4. #4
    Just1More's Avatar
    Just1More is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Greatest Fan Ever
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Baton Rouge
    Posts
    14,950
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Rec-ROUX-ting with NCAA Football 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by locoguano
    _ Bothers me that they have UL with a crappy campus/city... UL was only voted as a top 10 party school in recent years... _
    I'm not following you... what/who has UL with a crappy campus/city? UL has always had a reputation for being a fun school and city to go to school in, but as for the alcohol consumption status, most of the larger state schools around the nation are picking up the rep for being the haven for out-of-control binge drinking.

    Cajuns have a tendency to drink to enhance socializing, whereas large northern schools, especially, are picking up a reputation for students getting wasted to forget how unbalanced they, their surroundings, and their lives are.

    Who are you referencing that said UL has a "crappy" campus/city?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Youngsville
    Posts
    4,622

    Default Re: Rec-ROUX-ting with NCAA Football 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Just1More
    _ I'm not following you... what/who has UL with a crappy campus/city? UL has always had a reputation for being a fun school and city to go to school in, but as for the alcohol consumption status, most of the larger state schools around the nation are picking up the rep for being the haven for out-of-control binge drinking.

    Cajuns have a tendency to drink to enhance socializing, whereas large northern schools, especially, are picking up a reputation for students getting wasted to forget how unbalanced they, their surroundings, and their lives are.

    Who are you referencing that said UL has a "crappy" campus/city? _
    The video game NCAA football 2008, schools are giving a ranking on if you can get early playing time, the prestige of your coach, stability...etc, etc. and UL has a low ranking for the city/campus life.

  6. #6
    Just1More's Avatar
    Just1More is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Greatest Fan Ever
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Baton Rouge
    Posts
    14,950
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Rec-ROUX-ting with NCAA Football 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Clutch0364
    _ The video game NCAA football 2008, schools are giving a ranking on if you can get early playing time, the prestige of your coach, stability...etc, etc. and UL has a low ranking for the city/campus life. _
    Oh. Thanks for the explanation. I don't play the game. I wonder how that "research" was conducted.

    After graduating from UL, I always dreamed of what it would have been like to trudge thru an ice sludge while attempting to smile at a pasty-faced, runny-nosed co-ed on my way to another class across the long slippery, but salted, concrete paths at Michigan or Ohio State. How I could have been another little Wolverine or Buckeye, making sure I got that fight song down as I packed into my little sardine space on the 20 degree seat that my azz is about to transfer heat with in order to be the 100 thousandth head count spectator over in the upper upper northeast slab of the upper upper deck. Oh, but what could have been.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    I'll tell u "when its about the kids again".
    Posts
    363

    Default Re: Rec-ROUX-ting with NCAA Football 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Just1More
    Oh. Thanks for the explanation. I don't play the game. I wonder how that "research" was conducted.

    After graduating from UL, I always dreamed of what it would have been like to trudge thru an ice sludge while attempting to smile at a pasty-faced, runny-nosed co-ed on my way to another class across the long slippery, but salted, concrete paths at Michigan or Ohio State. How I could have been another little Wolverine or Buckeye, making sure I got that fight song down as I packed into my little sardine space on the 20 degree seat that my azz is about to transfer heat with in order to be the 100 thousandth head count spectator over in the upper upper northeast slab of the upper upper deck. Oh, but what could have been.
    yeah, but Ohio St does have that tuba player dotting the "I" thing going for it.

    not my dawgs, dawg.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,126

    Default Re: Rec-ROUX-ting with NCAA Football 2008

    Went to Michigan State grew up going to EVERY home Michigan game as my dad played football there and there is nothing like sitting in that stadium packed like a sardine, snow falling in freezing temps. You could feel the tradition and the thrill. Would love for people to feel that way about UL. I still get chills when I hear the Wolverine fight song. I have spent the last 3 years dealing with college recruiting and I don't care what anyone says out of all the schools we dealt with (including the 2 listed above)small, medium and large, UL coaching staff is a class act and treated my son like a human being. I hope this year just takes off for UL as they deserve it!!!!


  9. #9
    Zeebart21's Avatar
    Zeebart21 is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Greatest Fan Ever
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Lafayette, La.
    Posts
    17,646

    Default Re: Rec-ROUX-ting with NCAA Football 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by MissingMandy
    Went to Michigan State grew up going to EVERY home Michigan game as my dad played football there and there is nothing like sitting in that stadium packed like a sardine, snow falling in freezing temps. You could feel the tradition and the thrill. Would love for people to feel that way about UL. I still get chills when I hear the Wolverine fight song. I have spent the last 3 years dealing with college recruiting and I don't care what anyone says out of all the schools we dealt with (including the 2 listed above)small, medium and large, UL coaching staff is a class act and treated my son like a human being. I hope this year just takes off for UL as they deserve it!!!!
    Your dad played at Michigan? Now that is cool.

    Z

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,126

    Default Re: Rec-ROUX-ting with NCAA Football 2008

    Yes he played Center. KP comes from some football blood!!!!


  11. #11
    Just1More's Avatar
    Just1More is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Greatest Fan Ever
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Baton Rouge
    Posts
    14,950
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Rec-ROUX-ting with NCAA Football 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by MissingMandy
    _ Went to Michigan State grew up going to EVERY home Michigan game as my dad played football there and there is nothing like sitting in that stadium packed like a sardine, snow falling in freezing temps. You could feel the tradition and the thrill. Would love for people to feel that way about UL. I still get chills when I hear the Wolverine fight song. I have spent the last 3 years dealing with college recruiting and I don't care what anyone says out of all the schools we dealt with (including the 2 listed above)small, medium and large, UL coaching staff is a class act and treated my son like a human being. I hope this year just takes off for UL as they deserve it!!!! _
    Oh shux. The last person I want to offend on here is you. My point is that a "crappy city/campus" in reference to Lafayette and UL aggravates me. My bro-n-law grew up in Detroit and his family loves Michigan and/or Michigan State (big family, split down the middle). He is also still a Lions fan. He lives in Lafayette now (MBA from UL), and loves the Cajuns.

    I was taking a funny jab at large northern universities and cities and their frozen tundra football. But, only in jest and only as an argument for Lafayette and UL being a nice place for any student to have a great college life.

    I look forward to KP enjoying his college life and football, doing well in school, staying healthy and loving his mama. I also look forward to you getting the chills at Cajun Field, on a nice fall day with low humidity, fair skies and temperatures in the mid 60s.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    1,248

    Default Re: Rec-ROUX-ting with NCAA Football 2008

    Thanks for the advice.


    Quote Originally Posted by locoguano
    Bothers me that they have UL with a crappy campus/city... UL was only voted as a top 10 party school in recent years...
    You know, I always hear this, but I've never seen evidence. Got a link? To me, this is nothing more than a 20 year old folklore.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Hue's Ton
    Posts
    2,921

    Default Re: Rec-ROUX-ting with NCAA Football 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Damon
    _ Thanks for the advice.




    You know, I always hear this, but I've never seen evidence. Got a link? To me, this is nothing more than a 20 year old folklore. _
    I agree, I think its kinda like those polls that only really rank the top 25-50, and just let the rest fall where they may. There isn't any research done for this sort of thing. I guess since it isn't a BCS school with 50,000 students, or isn't a large town, or isn't the most famous town, it doesn't get its due. The fact is that Lafayette is a great town and that's not just my hometown opinion. I live in Houston and always hear about how its a great town from other people, and was in New Braunfels this weekend, told someone I was from Lafayette...they replied, I've never been there but I've heard that its a great town." Oh Well. Maybe we should e-mail them and tell them they're wrong, and ask them to let us prove them wrong.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,126

    Default Re: Rec-ROUX-ting with NCAA Football 2008

    You didn't offend me in any way. Please don't worry about that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Just1More
    _ Oh shux. The last person I want to offend on here is you. My point is that a "crappy city/campus" in reference to Lafayette and UL aggravates me. My bro-n-law grew up in Detroit and his family loves Michigan and/or Michigan State (big family, split down the middle). He is also still a Lions fan. He lives in Lafayette now (MBA from UL), and loves the Cajuns.

    I was taking a funny jab at large northern universities and cities and their frozen tundra football. But, only in jest and only as an argument for Lafayette and UL being a nice place for any student to have a great college life.

    I look forward to KP enjoying his college life and football, doing well in school, staying healthy and loving his mama. I also look forward to you getting the chills at Cajun Field, on a nice fall day with low humidity, fair skies and temperatures in the mid 60s. _

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Louisiana A
    Posts
    17,486
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default Re: Rec-ROUX-ting with NCAA Football 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Damon
    You know, I always hear this, but I've never seen evidence. Got a link? To me, this is nothing more than a 20 year old folklore. _
    Interesting you call it 20 year old folk lore.

    According to this Link UL was ranked #1 Party School by none other than Playboy. If the reply is correct it would be pre 1987 (20 years)

    While the quote is from a work of fiction, it seems the writer knows his stuff.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    New Iberia, LA
    Posts
    469
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Rec-ROUX-ting with NCAA Football 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine
    _ Interesting you call it 20 year old folk lore.

    According to this Link UL was ranked #1 Party School by none other than Playboy. If the reply is correct it would be pre 1987 (20 years)
    If I remember right, it was listed in the top five in the nation by Playboy in the 60's when I attended.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Louisiana A
    Posts
    17,486
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default Re: Rec-ROUX-ting with NCAA Football 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Square Head
    _ If I remember right, it was listed in the top five in the nation by Playboy in the 60's when I attended. _
    That makes sense, I found this quote from the 1987 L' Acadien Yearbook.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Baton Rouge
    Posts
    634

    Default Re: Rec-ROUX-ting with NCAA Football 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Square Head
    _ If I remember right, it was listed in the top five in the nation by Playboy in the 60's when I attended. _
    You are correct. In the fall of '65. I met a freshman from Utica, NY, who chose USL over Colorado, because of our ranking in Playboy. After 2 weeks though, he had enough of the Cajun way of life and headed West.

    He's probably still regretting it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •