Quite simply this game is aweful. You can't create a player. Teams that are not in power conferences can't recruit anyone that is any good. Gameplay is like Madden 95. I would recommend waiting until the WII system puts out a few more football games before renting.
Like many other reviews on here, I am extremely disappointed with this game. I too have been a long time player of the NCAA series. I always felt that the gameplay had superiority over Madden. However, I can successfully say that I will consider against owning this game in the future. The biggest disappointment to me was the lack of game features. Other systems get many more game modes, and the Wii has been reduced to all-play as it's biggest perk of the game. All-play is great, if you are playing with your 6 year old son (or 40 year old dad at that). I was thrilled to see that dynasty mode was still available, but very upset to see the team creator and the legend mode disappear. Furthermore, the playbooks were extremely limited, and very predictable. This game is an excuse for the series, and it seems that EA is short selling all of their sports games on this console. I would not say don't play this, but I would say play this with the lowest expectations possible. And if someone from EA does happen to read this in the future, please take some time to develop your Wii games as much as the other, if memory serves me right, it outsold the other two consoles during the holiday season, and you are doing nothing more than aggravating long time fans.