USFL Michigan Panthers hires former LA Rams HC Jeff Fisher
Even as the LA Rams prepare to compete in the NFC Championship Game, there is a world of sports news, activity, and events that continue on as well. And so, were are happy to announce the formation of the new USFL, the United States Football League.
This is a new semi-pro football league that has formed under the umbrella of Fox Sports. The league will consist of eight teams, organized into two four-team divisions: A North Division and a South Division. The eight-team league will ‘draft’ players, for their 38 player rosters plus a practice squad of 7 additional players, on February 22-23, and they will begin to practice when their training camp opens on March 21.
Eight team league
Players will be paid a regular salary, plus victory bonuses. The league had already announced their eight teams and had already signed six coaches to lead their soon-to-be-formed teams. Those teams and head coaches are as follows: Skip Holtz, Birmingham Stallions; Kirby Wilson, Pittsburgh Maulers; Mike Riley, New Jersey Generals; Todd Haley, Tampa Bay Bandits; Kevin Sumlin, Houston Gamblers; and Bart Andrus, Philadelphia Stars.
The remaining two final teams were the Michigan Panthers and the New Orleans Breakers.
The final head coaching hire was that of Larry Fedora to the New Orleans Breakers
Now, what about the play of the USFL?
The USFL season is set to begin on April 16, 2022, and will last through mid-June 2022. The season will be 10 games for each team, where they will play each team in their own division twice (six games) and each team in the other division once (four games).
The kickoff game for the USFL is scheduled to be televised by both Fox Sports and NBC. As far as attending games? For their inaugural season of 2022, all eight teams will play in Birmingham Alabama, at both Protective Stadium and Legion Field. If you wish to purchase tickets for the April 16 game, they are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com and are priced at $10 for general admission for anyone 16 years of age or older. Anyone 15 years of age or younger enters the game free of charge.
So it seems that even after the LA Rams season is over, you will have options on other avenues to get your football fix satisfied. If you want to learn more, check out this FoxSports.com website that is packed with USFL information.
Best of luck to Coach Fisher! Now, back to the NFL…