AAF Opens With Strong Ratings In Debut Saturday

Ruben Holloway
February 11, 2019

Any remaining players - those from unaffiliated universities and never signed to an National Football League or CFL team - are considered free agents. After three more coordinator stops in college, including at Maryland and Syracuse, Coyle rose to the National Football League as the Cincinnati Bengals' cornerbacks coach in 2001, working under Marvin Lewis through 2011, then again from 2016-2017.

One of the brilliant things that the AAF has done in trying to make the league get off the ground with a solid following is their allocation of players to teams.

The AAF is a brand new eight-team league which will not only showcase local and developing talent, but it will complement the NFL during the offseason.

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On the offensive side of the ball, Stallions fans can expect to see former Utah lineman Jeremiah Poutasi, who found himself on four National Football League teams before coming to the AAF. Steve Spurrier has 26 years overall of coaching experience, and he holds a record for 11 victories in bowl games.

In overtime, each team will get the ball at the opposing 10-yard line. Both games had a course of defensive stops and some fantastic plays down the field.

Things get tricky here, because the AAF and National Football League do not play at the same time, which means that National Football League talent can play in the AAF during the offseason, which is exactly what Johnson intends to do.

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The Salt Lake Stallions join the AAF with seven other teams, including the Fleet, Arizona Hotshots, San Antonio Commanders, Atlanta Legends, Birmingham Iron, Orlando Apollos and Memphis Express. "Secondly, fans have pointed out that kickoffs are the more boring plays in football, so we made a decision to take that out and keep the players on the field".

After the interception by Steven Johnson Jr., the Hotshots got the ball back to go in and score and expand their lead to 35-16 and almost grab control of this game. But with just about a month until Atlanta's AAF kickoff, he departed for what McKay deemed his "next endeavor", leaving Coyle to become a head coach for the first time in his career.

"I'd just like to be a story of growth", Ebersol said. CBS Sports Network will televise one game a week, the NFL Network will show 19 games, and TNT and B-R Live will also carry broadcasts of the action throughout the season.

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