If you are struggling — like me — and miss college football, but don’t really care about the NFL, then I may have a solution for you. Coming this spring the newly renovated United States Football League (USFL) will be starting on April 16th and will play through the middle of June. Following the regular season, there will be a playoff for the championship game. The top two teams of each division will get a chance to play for the USFL Championship.
The USFL has scheduled 10 games for the inaugural season, which isn’t bad for some spring football. The league will have eight teams, which are the New Jersey Generals, Michigan Panthers, Philadelphia Stars, Pittsburgh Maulers, Birmingham Stallions, Houston Gamblers, New Orleans Breakers, and the Tampa Bay Bandits.
So far the league has hired six of the eight coaches needed for the season, one of which is the son of the legendary former Notre Dame and South Carolina Gamecock head football coach Lou Holtz. Skip Holtz will be pulling the reigns for the Birmingham Stallions.
Since there is no team representing the Carolinas, where I am originally from, I’ll be pulling for the Tampa Bay Bandits since I am now a Florida man.
With hockey almost midway through the season and baseball about to start, the USFL couldn’t come at a better time and will definitely hold me over until the Florida Gator football season starts.
For more information, you can visit the official USFL league website here.
🗣 SPRING 22! SPRING 22! pic.twitter.com/0lB0EKPRpI— USFL (@USFL) January 9, 2022
We got our guys 🐎⚒️— USFL (@USFL) January 20, 2022
Meet the newest additions to the USFL family. https://t.co/zz8fuQlAOy