Sunday, July 26, 2009

Barrett Chooses the Tigers!

Its not often that the LSU Tigers venture into Big 10 country looking for players, but when they do, they generally target the best. Today, word started to circulate that James Barrett, the 6'4 272lb Center from Illinois committed to the Tigers. had ranked Barrett the #2 overall prospect in the nation and tabbed him as a "celebrity recruit." For more on the Barrett commitment and other LSU recruiting stories, click on the LSU Tigers link which will bring you to The Geauxlden Tiger Blog.

Friday, July 24, 2009

OFFL E-League Top Recruits

The recruiting class this year in the OFFL is taking shape, and three young individuals have gathered more than their fair share of the spotlight. This year's "celebrity recruits" will raise the spirits of some lucky schools and break the hearts of many others.

Marcus Baker
Halfback – Speed
6’2” 223 lbs
Top Schools: Georgia, Florida, Florida State

Baker is lightning in a bottle – outstanding speed combined with agility and acceleration. Power running is not part of his game, but his speed and ability to break tackles makes him a dangerous outside threat.

James Barrett
Center – Run Block
6’4” 272 lbs
Top Schools: LSU, Texas, Notre Dame

Barret has all the makings of an All-American Center who will likely play on Sundays. Great strength and blocking skills will make him the cornerstone of an offensive line for years to come.

Will McBride
Cornerback – Balanced
6’0” 180 lbs
Top Schools: Ohio State, Notre Dame, Florida

McBride has the pure athleticism required to shine in the college secondary - great speed and acceleration with a strong vertical. Combined with good man and zone coverage skills, he’ll be a shutdown corner early in his college career.

Monday, July 20, 2009

E-League Launch Schedule

Just thought I'd put out what I hope is going to be our schedule. It looks like the community rosters, which are easily the best set out there, are going to finish up sometime tomorrow. The patch that allows us to turn off dynasty accelerators is also due out tomorrow. See where I'm going with this?

If all goes as planned, I'd like to launch tomorrow. I'll send invites, we'll get our pre-season stuff done, and start week one on schedule, on Thursday. All of this, of course, is tentative. Rosters must be complete. The patch must be on time. We got the rules and new recruiting guidelines in place, so we're good there. By the way, READ THE RULES! Not knowing does not equal innocence. Some of the penalties have gone up. Know what will happen if you goof. Oh, and check out our new GameDay logo.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Screens - Uniform Edits

EA is adding more material to their site every day, so I thought I'd give a few of you an early look at what some of your guys are going to look like on the field. Most of the alternate uniform selections for each team are present in this year's release, it seems, and while there are certainly going to be a few mistakes, what I've seen of the new stuff looks great, except for the Oregon uniforms - but that's not EA's fault. For a complete list, click here, or, in case you're just too lazy, I collected a few shots for you to look at: