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The Simulations!

So the embargo on NCAA has been lifted as of today.  Reviews are coming in that have been pretty good.  Most are saying that it's the best next-gen football game available (which considering the only other football games released on next-gen consoles were pure Arcade games and/or didn't have the NFL or NCAA licenses still isn't saying much).  Running is apparently much improved, mostly due to blocking improvements.  AI is slightly better, and graphics are much better.

But I know that you guys really want to know about Louisville.  Let's start with the good.  First of all, the stadium expansion IS IN, despite previous reports.  They've added the east upper deck, at least.  The scoreboard looks the same, and I didn't see the new south terrace.  Not saying they're not in, I just didn't see them.  Also, on the Unitas endzone side, the shrubs are not in, but they did add the black "The Ville" inflatables (although, I'm now wondering if we've even used those since 06?).  Now for the bad... the roster is completely jacked up.  I doubt Dorsey or Campbell are in there.  And guess who is rated as our best player?  Vic Anderson?  Nope.  Beaumont?  Nada.  Froman?  You wish.  No, instead it's the stellar and proven... Chris Philpott.  Yes, that's right, the man who has barely played the last two seasons at our worst position and who has been wildly inconsistent in those games in which he has played is the ONLY player rated in the 90s on the team.  Plus there are still issues such as Ashley still being at HB and Chichester still being at WR.  Also, we apparently have another kicker with number 17 who is the 5th best player on the team.  Umm... ok.  Suffice to say, you will want to use updated (and more accurate) community rosters as soon as they become available, so make sure to wait a bit before you start your Dynasties and do some simulations.

Speaking of simulations, I've only seen one so far.  But there was good news.  In that simulation, it had Louisville going 7-5 (3-4) and beating 8-4 (4-3) Hawaii in the New Mexico bowl by a score of 41-24.  Obviously I wouldn't put much into that though since apparently EA thinks our best (nay, only ELITE player) is a junior kicker who has 6 FGs and 10 XPs in his career.  

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