A prequel to Front Office Football, which focused on the NFL, the College Years is a management sim that lets you take the helm of one of 117 college football programs and guide it to the top of the rankings, all the while building your own reputation to the point where you might be offered more prestigious positions with other schools. Front Office Football: The College Years simulates nearly every facet of college football, right down to telling you whether a player has a girlfriend or not. Instead of dealing with fussy, spoiled pros and their big-money demands, you're now dealing with fussy, spoiled amateurs and their own particular set of quirks. These changes make a huge difference to how the game plays out, with the action at the stadium fading into the background because of pressing demands involving everything from scouting potential freshmen and hiring staff to making sure that your stars keep their grades up and maintain their eligibility. Your involvement in their virtual lives as a coach and surrogate parent is extraordinarily moving, creating a role-playing environment that's appealing even if you're not a football fan.