I have not followed all of Norberts previous posts about the update, but from this thread it appears there is still debate about how long the beta should be. My vote is "do it right the first time". As coaches, we will not be able to agree on what is best, so it is Norbert's job to gather our input and then make a decision. He has business issues to contend with that we do not know the details of.
Regarding the beta itself, I would hope for extremely short recruiting (only to populate teams, not to test recruiting)...so 1 or two days of hourly cycles maybe. I think we do need playoffs and bowl games, because that is where you get the high caliber teams meeting each other regularly....vs playing against a lot of SIMS. I'm thinking the entire season cycle of normally 35 days could be done in more like 12.
When we come out of this effort, we ALL (including WIS and coaches) should have a game that is freaking awesome!! There will be those who don't like the game or don't like aspects of it, and that is to be expected. But the vast majority of current paying customers should be very happy with the outcome, otherwise this is all just a big waste of time.