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.