USFL’s initial head coaches include Todd Haley, Mike Riley, Kevin Sumlin

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The reborn USFL is scheduled to get underway this spring with eight teams and the league announced the head coaches for four of those teams on Thursday.

Former Chiefs head coach Todd Haley and former Chargers head coach Mike Riley are part of the group. Haley is going to coach the Tampa Bay Bandits while Riley will be running the New Jersey Generals.

Haley was 19-26 over parts of three seasons with the Chiefs and went on to be the offensive coordinator of the Steelers and Browns. He was fired in Cleveland along with head coach Hue Jackson during the 2018 season.

Riley was 14-34 with the Chargers from 1999 through 2001. He went on to head coaching jobs at Oregon State and Nebraska before returning to pro football with the AAF and XFL.

Former Texas A&M, Arizona, and Houston head coach Kevin Sumlin will coach the Houston Gamblers while former NFL Europe and CFL coach Bart Andrus will head up the Philadelphia Stars.

10 responses to “USFL’s initial head coaches include Todd Haley, Mike Riley, Kevin Sumlin

  1. stellarperformance says:
    January 6, 2022 at 2:57 pm
    ……….and Mike Zimmer.

    ………. and Matt Nagy.

  2. Bring back the Oakland Invaders……..We need to have football back in Oakland again.

  3. To the person who asked why they aren’t targeting up and coming NFL assistants the logical answer would be those guys probably get paid WAY more from the NFL as assistants than the USFL will be paying head coaches making it a much better opportunity overall.

    None of these names would be going anywhere near this league if it weren’t for the fact that no NFL or college team are going within 20 feet of them. Todd Haley in particular has been blackballed from any high profile coaching jobs thanks to getting fired twice with accusations of trying to sabotage the coaches he worked for as an assistant so no one wants him on their staffs making start up leagues and high school coaching the only way he gets employed.

  4. Hope they bring back all of the old teams like the Memphis Showboats, Boston Breakers, Chicago Blitz, and Birmingham Stallions.

  5. enigma818 says:
    January 7, 2022 at 10:29 am
    Hope they bring back all of the old teams like the Memphis Showboats, Boston Breakers, Chicago Blitz, and Birmingham Stallions.

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    How about the

    Chattanooga Choo-Choo
    Boston Stranglers
    San Diego Chicken
    Chicago Fire
    Takoma Dome?

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