By: Ian Logue
For any of you following the UFL, ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that the United Football League will hold their draft tonight.
The league, which features the likes of former NFL head coaches Jim Haslett, Jim Fassel, Dennis Green, and Ted Cottrell as head coach’s for the league’s four teams, have teams located in Orlando, San Francisco, New York, and Las Vegas.
According to the PFT workouts have reportedly been held in Orlando and Las Vegas, and players like J.P. Losman, Tim Rattay, and Ken Dorsey have been linked to the league.
There’s also speculation on whether or not we’ll hear Michael Vick’s name being discussed if one of those four coaches want to take a chance at bringing him in. In a league that is looking to draw interest it’s certainly a possibility.
According to the UFL’s official site the league will play in the fall, during the “traditional football season”. They’ll be offering real, 11-on-11, outdoor professional football in “NFL quality stadiums/venues”, with regular season games being played on Thursday and Friday evenings in the fall. The first regular season game will be kicking off in October, with the Championship Game scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend.
For anyone who loves football it will certainly be interesting. Now we’ll have to wait and see which names come up as this continues to unfold.
UPDATE: ProFootballTalk.com is now reporting that Commissioner Michael Huyghue has announced, via Twitter, that the four UFL teams will indeed hold its draft tonight, at 6:30 p.m. EDT. No word yet if/how the picks will be announced.