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United States Football League is Back

United States Football League is Back

January 20, 2011

Here's more proof tonight old is new again. You may remember the old United States Football League. It's coming back next year. My TV 20's Dave Leval tells us Detroit may soon again have year round football.

Karl Featherstone/Former USFL Player
"Jim Kelly, Steve Young, Herschel Walker played in the USFL before going to the NFL."

So did Karl Feathertone. The St. Clair Shores Police Officer spent six months with the Houston Gamblers.

Announcer
"Kelly's going deep, it's caught and on his way to the end zone is Gerald McNeil, touchdown Gamblers."

That was then, this is now, the United States Football Leagues is returning. 12 teams will hit the field in the Spring of 2010. They will have the same nicknames, including the Michigan Wolverines.

Featherstone
"I think it's a great thing, and great opportunity, and glad they moved to this step."

Michigan WR Anthony Carter and QB Bobby Hebert played key roles in the Wolverines winning the first USFL title in 1984. Berkley's Jason Lovelock is the defensive coordinator of the Saginaw Sting indoor football team. He's submitted his coaching application to the new league.

Jason Lovelock
"You're going to be able to work with them, and they want to learn, tweak that ability they have, and learn to motivate them a little better."

The Pontiac Silverdome played home to the Michigan Wolverines during their three-year run in the first USFL. That's not expected to be the case this time. The Silverdome is close to having new owners, who are expected to get rid of the stadium.

The other option is to move in with the Detroit Lions. But team representatives tell me no one has contacted them about sharing their home. That is not stopping the USFL from moving forward to returning to the field for the first time since 1985. In Detroit, Dave Leval, My TV 20 News at 10.

Anthony Carter is among the former players hired as advisors for the new league. There is still no general manager or head coach. Those announcements will be made later.

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