Going into the year it was expected that we’d see a rapid fire of announcements from the USFL. Boy, were we spot on.
Starting out the year we reported that the league would be holding a draft in the last week of February. It wasn’t long after that the news was confirmed on PFT, where they stated the league would be holding player selection meetings Feb 22nd and 23rd.
Last night, the USFL shared that they would be announcing their “first set of head coaches” live on The Herd today.
Luckily, for the anxious fans out there, it looks like the Southern Division coaches have leaked before the reveal. We don’t know when the Northern Division coaches will be named, but expect it to come down the pipeline soon.
The league didn’t stop there though. Before they were set to announce the head coaches, the USFL revealed that we’re officially 100 days from kickoff.
💯 days until kickoff. pic.twitter.com/IOJOYgOX4Q
— USFL (@USFL) January 6, 2022
Going into this, April 15th was the projects USFL kickoff. This would land on a Friday, but the league even stated that they may play special games on Friday’s and Monday’s throughout the season.
With this latest news from the USFL, we now know that kickoff will actually be Saturday, April 16th.
It’s still to be officially confirmed, but all signs point to the USFL hosting all eight franchises out of Birmingham, AL for the first season. From there, the league could host as many as four teams in 2023, with all eight reporting to their respective cities by the third season.
The USFL is now moving full steam ahead towards kickoff, and now we have a date to go along with it.
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