College Football Coach
Description of App
Recruit. Strategize. Win.
Take control of your own college football program and bring it to glory!
In College Football Coach, you play the newly-hired head coach at your college of choice. As head coach, it will be your responsibility to manage your team's strategy, play through seasons, recruit new players, and above all, win national championships.
When you start your career, you'll inherit a roster of 48 players (23 starters) and you can select how you want them deployed by picking from different playbooks on offense and defense. Each of these playbooks gives your team different in-game stat boosts that could help (or hurt!) them against their next opponent.
Your team will play 12 games in the regular season: nine against your conference opponents once and three out-of-conference games. The most important game of the regular season is your rivalry game: winning it will net you more program prestige points, while losing it will cost you some.
Want to put on a headset and roam the sidelines yourself? You can call plays LIVE by selecting the “Play Game” option when starting a new game week! Each playbook has 10 different plays to choose from, hand-selected from historic and current team playbooks and each with their own unique set of in-game bonuses. Don’t want to worry about scheme or routes? Turn on “Basic Playcalling” mode in the Settings panel and cruise to victory with a simpler set of plays on your play sheet.
As your team progresses through the season, pollsters will determine how good (or bad) your team is compared to others. Where you’re ranked will be determined by a number of factors: wins, margin of victory, strength of schedule, and more, and determines who gets into a bowl game and the semifinals (and therefore the National Championship game). At the end of the season, your team will gain or lose prestige based on their final ranking versus their expectations!
After the season is over, you’ll get to recruit the next class of players that will lead your team to bigger and better wins. You'll face off against teams across the country for the same players, and your program's prestige will affect how good the players available to you are. Stronger teams will be able to recruit higher-quality players, while weaker teams will need to allocate their effort strategically in order to build up their rosters.
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There are some elements that could be more accessible, mostly around recruiting, but the developer is very engaged and makes constant improvements.
This is by far my favorite sports management simulation on iOS. It has huge replayability. You can manage a single school or play in career mode and create a head coach persona to play for as many seasons as you want. You can even turn on relegation mode and move a team up or down in the conferences. No real college names are used, for obvious reasons, but that does not take away from the game. If you want, you can fully customize team names and even the names of the bowl games. The developer always seeks feedback via the games subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/FootballCoach) or GitHub, which is accessible inside the game by tapping on the Career tab and then Settings.
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I would like to consider and get it sometime.