Next big name to join UFL: Marty Schottenheimer


It’s been a fun morning for the UFL.

While the NFL tries to solve its labor crisis, the UFL continues to roll out former NFL coaches to join the upstart league.

First came Jerry Glanville.  Now Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Marty Schottenheimer is “on the verge” of becoming the coach/G.M. of the Virginia franchise.

Schottenheimer hasn’t resurfaced in the NFL since being fired after a 14-2 season with the Chargers in 2006.  He’s 67 years old, but it sounds like he’s not done with football just yet.

24 responses to “Next big name to join UFL: Marty Schottenheimer

  1. I have always been a Marty fan, from his days coaching my Cleveland Browns. Good for him. Good for that league. Even though I have yet to see that league play (I don’t have the channel) the league had to start somewhere. The AFL had a hard time starting up and eventually challenged the league. Now, I don’t think that the UFL plans the challenge the NFL in that way, but having some kind of Farm System might be the route that it is trying to take.

  2. Why doesn’t the NFL push to employ the players of the UFL instead. Maybe they can start a new union all together that is willing to be fair. Sounds like a plan.

  3. I have no clue how the UFL will do but being that I live in Chesapeake and planned to go see a couple of UFL games to begin with.. if this is true I’ll DEFINITELY go. Long live Marty ball!

  4. Sorry, Virginia, for what you are about to endure……..

    Now, if only Drew Brees would hook with the team – can you just imagine the eternal battle for attentiuon and face time in front of the cameras????

    I dont think even Jerry Glanville could offset the “milquetoastiness” that Marty is gonna bring.

  5. Good for the return of Marty ball. SD should have kept him instead of turning over a decent team to Norv.

  6. haha mr raider hater couldn’t win the big one in the nfl so now its off to the ufl. how bad is it going to look on him when he can’t even win there?

  7. Man, PFT is kind of disrespecting Marty by mentioning Jerry Clownville in the same article. I can barely stand to look at that rube, much less actively watch him coach a (semi) pro ball club again. Bleh.

  8. The UFL doesn’t have actual playoffs, just a championship game, so that should be a great situation for Marty. He won’t have a chance to choke.

  9. Marty is one of the very best that have coached the game!!!
    To criticize Marty’s playoff record is to show that you don’t know a good coach when you see one.
    Marty has been successful everywhere he has been. Yes, he has been snake bitten in the playoffs but, it’s just that…..snake bitten.
    He had the Cleveland Browns practically in the Super Bowl three times! Coaches do not play the game….the players do.
    Everybody has heard of “THE DRIVE” and “THE FUMBLE.” Marty didn’t play for the Browns, he was the head coach.
    Good luck coach!

  10. love all the trashing Marty gets on here. how championships have the teams he has coached and left won? I thought it was because he could not win in the post season is the reason teams got rid of him? how many championships have the chargers won since they let him go?great they have won a playoff game or 2 since then but how many championships? same as with Marty only with worse records because they don’t start winning untill the last month of the season.

  11. If this happens I’ll actually pay attention to his team just to see Martyball live on.

  12. Hey coach! I’m still in shape. Sign me. I promise I’ll hang on to the ball this time.

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