EA finds its cover boy at the top of the draft class with star USC running back.
Last week, Electronic Arts announced it was going with Seattle Seahawks running back and Super Bowl runner-up Shaun Alexander for the cover of its upcoming Madden NFL 07. EA is going with another second-place running back for its amateur football game, as the publisher today announced that USC Trojan and Rose Bowl runner-up Reggie Bush would grace the cover of NCAA Football 07.
Bush made a career out of game-changing plays during his career at USC. In three years with the Trojans, Bush led the team (with fellow Heisman-winner quarterback Matt Leinert) to a 37-2 record and back-to-back national championships.
In accordance with the big-time impact Bush had on the games he played, EA is putting the gameplay focus for NCAA 07 on in-game momentum. When the defense comes up with a key stop or the offense makes a big play, the momentum shifts and impacts the rest of the game. The developers are also trying to replicate the collegiate atmosphere of the games with authentic stadiums, mascots, and marching bands.
EA isn't the only organization high on Bush right now. The former Trojan and Heisman Trophy winner is projected by many to be picked first in this weekend's NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. NCAA Football 07 is being developed by Orlando, Florida-based EA Tiburon, and is set for a July release on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Versions for the Xbox 360 and PSP are also in the works.
I don't understand why so many people are having problems understanding why they put bush on the cover. He was the best player in NCAA last year. EA always uses stats from the year before and I would assume that he's going to be the best player in this game.
If the Texans had picked Reggie Bush (which they didn't) he would have hated it...cuz they suck???....that's why they had the #1 pick....man have some common sense Moises23. Also they couldnt put him on the cover last year because he was still in college and they can't use any college athletes on the cover.....can you name one cover who had a college player on the cover; I can't all of them had decided to go pro.
reggie bush is amazing..most exciting player to watch when it came to college football..and yea vince young is good but he ins no where as exciting to watch as bush was..and texas really wasnt that great of a team..if USC actually played there kinda ball then they woulda easily beat Texas..but no they played poorly. Cant wait to play this game..cuz NCAA Football are always good games and funner then Madden
That sound go finely it coming to the 360 this year, and I like Reggie Bush. I be watching him play against my Car Panthers. So I can get that game, and Madden 07. And upload players I started in there freshman years to the big time, and the improvement sound great. Hopeful it release before Sept on the 360.
What's the point of putting Reggie Bush on the cover if he's now pro? What was EA Sports thinking when they decided to put him on the cover. Didn't they know that he would turn pro after the championship?
i will the buying the local version with next year's Sooner Heisman, Adrian Peterson gracing the cover.
why in the world would they have drafted him in the first place, you need an o-line to be able to have a rb and texans dont so what good would he do, we see what david carr goes through having less then 3 seconds to throw every time. but honestly i dont think reggie will be that good in the nfl i mean hes more of a punt kickof returner reciver running guy, and i think it worked for him at rb cause its only the ncaa
Bush won't be going to the Texans, they signed on Mario Williams of NC State. They decided to go defense, not offense. I think Bush on the cover is a good idea because he is god and gods should be on covers of videogames.
i haent been following the draft, with draft aday being tommorow, but that's good news, for everyone, that bush is not going to the Texans. For several many Bush/USC fans, no one wants to see him go to Texas. and if for some reason you're a Texans fan, as alot of people have mentioned, drafting bush would not be the best thing for that team. i hope this trading that alot of the poorer teams with higher picks are doing may lead to the vikings getting some cool SC' players, since they managed to just not suck enough to get a high enough draft pick...
Right now I would say picking Mario over Reggie is a good move. The Texans have to play the Colts and their high power offence twice every season. They need to build their defence.
Actually guys, I just found out the Texans are drafting Mario Williams, they already signed him to a 6 year deal. So much for Bush being the number 1 pick.
---Breaking News---- texans have signed a deal with mario Williams and will not draft Reggie Bush in the first overall pick
Shoul've been Vince Young all the way. Vince should be the Texans' #1 pick. Carr is as bad as Joey Harrington.
All I can say is, let Reggie have his cover. What matters is next year when Brady Quinn's gonna be on the cover. GO IRISH!!
the final score only matters if you're talking about who won that game. in case you didnt notice we're talking about who deserves to be on the cover for their amazing performance. So in that modicum, if you're going ot bring up the rosebowl as if it's a deciding factor, the score, amongst other things do matter. in case you didnt understand this, if Texas had won by 40 points, people would have a lot more justified things to brag about over just 3, and there IS a difference. If you're going to use it as an argument as to why USC is overated or someone doesnt deserve recognition for an amazing run, then you're unfortunately wrong, final score does not determine the might of one player agains another, and squeaking by a win doesnt give call for demonstrable bragging rights as if you shut a team out, especally when they played poorly and thats all that can be mustered.
Wait i thought he wasnt even in college anymore why is he on that cover im curious about that but what ever i guess its there choice to put
Wow Momentum and Mascots!!!! Amazing, sounds like this game is outdated!!!! This game won't meet last year's game, especially with no new features.
So, hes in the game?!? He should have been on the cover of Madden! Does this mean he will be in BOTH Madden And NCAA?!
in case you didnt actually watch the rose bowl, USC played reather poorly, making some VERY rudimentary mistakes, and Texas kissups even talk about USC's poor performance during that game as if it doesnt make them look bad, ignoring the fact that it was one of the closest Rose Bowl games of all time and Texas had to pull out all the stops just against a wavering USC team just to get that. So Texas at its best beat USC at its worst by only 3 measly points? From the spectacular moves i've seen throughout his career, Bush earned that cover, a 3 point rose bowl loss even after their poor performance doesnt make me thing Young deserves anything extra, surely not the Heisman, and not a cover.
woot best player in the NCAA last year....and most exciting player to watch..too bad you wont be able to do everything in the game quite like Reggie could do them on the football field.
I would of wished, like every one around here in Houston that we would of selected Vince Young with the #1 selection. Oh well Reggie is still going to be a huge impact on the new look Texans.
WOOT! we need someone from Michigan on the cover thou...i bet it would be cool if they made a collectors edition with a person from every state on the front.......collect all 50! so....if u average it out.....over a $60 game (pending on if its 360) you would spend $3000! i know someone would do it...oh yes.....someone...
Actually foofighters Lendale White had about 40 more yards then Reggie Bush in the rose bowl so he really wasnt to blame and yes Vince Young made USC's defense look like a bunch of high school players, and in Carrs defense, if you cant relax in the pocket cause youre getting sacked all the time you tend to get anxious and rush passes, just look at Favre last year
Wow, even if Carr did have an o-line that doesn't make him an accurate passer, which he isn't. Another thing is I don't see how it's always brought back to Vince Young... If Lendale White didn't puss out on that one run the game would have been over
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