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Four UFL teams will play eight-game season

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The UFL continues to move toward a fourth season, which will consist of four teams.

Earlier this week, UFL spokesman Larry Weisman announced that Las Vegas, Virginia, Omaha, and Sacramento will play an eight-game campaign that launches on September 19 and culminates in a November 16 title game.

Jim Fassel returns as coach of the Las Vegas Locomotives, and Marty Schottenheimer will be back as coach of the Virginia Destroyers.  Though the league hasn’t specifically said that Dennis Green is out as coach of the Sacramento Mountain Lions, the UFL hasn’t identified that team’s coach for 2012.

We’ve previously reported that Green has sued the league for failing to pay him.

In Omaha, Bart Andrus has been promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach.  He replaces Joe Moglia, the former CEO of Ameritrade who discovered coaching late in his career.  Moglia has been hired by Coastal Carolina.

Though the league has not made an official announcement regarding contractual rights, we’ve heard that the UFL plans to allow players to freely leave for the NFL or CFL, even before the season ends.

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10 Responses to “Four UFL teams will play eight-game season”
  1. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 5, 2012 12:21 AM

    The tree falling in the forest thing comes to mind.
    If PFT didn’t mention the league periodically, I’d never know it still existed.

  2. jayquintana says: Aug 5, 2012 12:51 AM

    This is great news for TO!

  3. geefan1 says: Aug 5, 2012 12:53 AM

    Is “He Hate Me” still playing for one of those teams?

  4. jmclarkent says: Aug 5, 2012 1:20 AM

    Are they profitable? Unless they get the green-light from the NFL to act as a minor league or sorts, I can’t see how this is going to continue for much longer.

    …That being said, it’s crazy that they have made it to season 4!

  5. pnut87 says: Aug 5, 2012 2:43 AM

    Seeing that the Virginia Destroyers play like 15 minutes from where I live, I’m disappointed to see the league dwindling. The problem is that it’s run by a bunch of greedy lawyers who are hiding behind semantics. So yeah, there’s gonna be a lot of financial BS flying around. Real shame too. I saw some damn good games played last year.

  6. redskinsrt says: Aug 5, 2012 3:40 AM

    4 teams? I’ve never even seen a kickball league so short.

  7. hulkhogansays says: Aug 5, 2012 5:33 AM

    The NFL should swap the top 3 UFL teams with the Browns, Bills and Jaguar. Then we’d restore competitive balance as GodEll likes to say brother.

  8. EJ says: Aug 5, 2012 6:41 AM

    I’m just waiting for the NFL to take the UFL under its wing as another inlet and outlet for players not yet good enough for the NFL, but still full of potential, like a farm team. If ran right, a minor league to and from the NFL should turn a good profit. If anyone could put something legit together it would be the NFL. Believe it or not, there is still more money to be made out there with Football.

  9. hbegley6672 says: Aug 5, 2012 6:59 AM

    4 teams and an 8 game schedule? Who’s the Director of Math here, Wall Street? 9 makes sense but 8? Oh wait 9 doesn’t make as much sense as ZERO!

  10. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 5, 2012 8:15 AM

    There was a mention of the Canadian Football League on ProFootballTalk!
    With regular season games going on the CFL is mentioned on a side note.
    Pro Football fans would sure like to hear more about professional football in North America.

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