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Former ‘NCAA Football’ Producer Says They’d ‘Very Interested’ In Bringing The Game Back

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

It sounds like we’re getting closer and closer to the return of college football video games.

The ultra-popular college football game stopped getting made after 2013 when the NCAA couldn’t strike a deal for compensation for players over their likeness after the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit. Now, the NCAA has put together a group to explore the issue. Naturally, lots of people see this as the first step towards the return of “NCAA Football.” It turns out the people responsible for the game would have no issue making it again if the opportunity was there. (RELATED: Clemson Football Coach Dabo Swinney Gets $93 Million Extension)

“We loved making college football games. If the opportunity ever presented itself we’d be very interested in potentially getting back into that space,” former NCAA Football Executive Producer Ben Haumiller told 247Sports.

Here’s a live look at my reaction to the comments from Haumiller:

We need to do whatever it takes to get these games back. I don’t care who has to get paid, I don’t care how it has to get done and I don’t care whose palms need to potentially get greased with some bribes.

Do whatever it takes to bring back our college football video games. I don’t care if no other video game ever gets made again in my lifetime.

Just bring back “NCAA Football.”

If there’s any righteousness at all left in this world, then this will get done. It’s really that simple.

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