The only things you can't change are the announcers. The College GameDay crew is back for another year. The commentary is okay, though it really hasn't evolved much over the years and still feels just as static as ever. For whatever reason, the stops and stutters between tracks of dialogue seemed more noticeable this year than in past years, especially during pre-game introductions.
NCAA 09 has received a bit of a visual overhaul to go along with the new audio options. After the initial boot-up, you can customize the look of your title screen by selection from a list of teams. Compared to last year, the title screen isn't as flamboyant and is a lot more user-friendly. The variety of photos that are displayed is cool and shows more than just players, but cheerleaders, bands and mascots. These photos also show up during your season during short background blurbs that describe the team's history or, if you're playing in a rivalry game, information about the rivalry. Like the stadium songs feature, it won't matter to everyone, but it's a nice touch for college football fanatics.
On the field, you'll notice a number of new animations, most of which involve celebrations. Actually, the post-touchdown celebrations take a few liberties with the NCAA rules since most of them would see teams slapped with 15-yard penalties. Still, it's all in good fun. There are also a number of smaller details that really sharpen the entire experience.