Last year's NCAA Football was such a turnover machine, it transformed me into a lunatic of vile rage. So there is a good reason to buy NCAA Football 09: There are far fewer fumbles and interceptions than before.
Perhaps as a result, some gamers are complaining that the new offense is too easy. I know what they're getting at. In my first game as the Georgia Bulldogs, I scored 110 points against some terrible team called FCS Southeast.
On the other hand, my Bulldogs barely beat little Central Michigan. In fact, it seems that playing defense can be challenging enough on a casual level, as long as you don't cheat the system.
This may be the year NCAA Football finally got its act together on every front. In 09, you can play as the same team for many seasons in the "franchise" mode. You can challenge other gamers online. And little improvements abound; it's especially easy to page through your playbook.