The USFL season may just have wrapped up, but we’re already starting to hear news come out around season 2. League executives have made clear that they’re looking to expand to into either two or four hubs next year, looking to build upon what they started with this season.
It didn’t take long for the USFL to confirm they’d be returning in 2023, pushing it out a statement the day after the championship.
Since the Birmingham Stallions claimed the championship, Coach Skip Holtz has been making the rounds on various media outlets. During his spot on the Patrick Netherton Show, he seems to drop some internsting tidbits in regards to the leagues plans for the future.
The big item to come out of this interview is that Holtz says the USFL is planning to expand from a 50 to 75-man roster going into the second season. Clearly, this would be split between active and practice, but this is a nice bump.
Additionally, he states that OTA’s (organized team activities) are planned for October in the teams home cities. This is definitely interesting, as the last we heard the USFL wasn’t planning on moving into all of their markets just yet. It could be a case of misunderstanding, but there could be some other underlying reasons why they may go for this approach.
With it being so early in the offseason, there’s a chance that these items are only being discussed, rather than approved for implementation.
Either way, this is great news for all USFL fans. This shows that the league is moving towards their ultimate goal of building into a long-lasting, sustainable football organization. The hardest part was getting through a complete season, and with that out of the way it’s FOX’s game to lose.
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