Eight Former Notre Dame Football Players are in the AAF

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To watch the games, all you need is the Alliance of American Football mobile app.

Salt Lake returns to action next Saturday at Birmingham in a noon MST kick. The first two games took place in San Antonio and in Orlando. Flawless timing for the hardcore football fan.

The competition has been dubbed an "up-tempo slimline style of football" and features the following eight teams; San Diego Fleet, San Antonio Commanders, Atlanta Legends, Orlando Apollos, Memphis Express, Birmingham Iron, Salt Lake Stallions, Arizona Hotshots. Sure, there are some familiar names you will run across, but for the most part, there are a bunch of guys who could not stick on an National Football League roster or even some who never even played in an National Football League training camp. The league's goal is to compliment the NFL during the offseason but also offers a home for local and developing talent as they try to climb their way up the ranks. Some of the names flanking the backs of players were recognizable - Mike Bercovici, De'Vante Bausby, Nelson Spruce - while many others were not, but the faces roaming sidelines as head coaches certainly were: Steve Spurier, Mike Riley and Mike Martz to name a few. Of course, this is not the first new league to pop up over the last 35 years or so. ". The guys that we have, I want to be able to have them here, coaching them on our technique and our scheme and what we're trying to get done".

Ebersol, who is also a director and producer, is the CEO. He was also in Ravens training camp a year ago. But he won the Good Timing Award when he later was signed by the Denver Broncos just before their playoff run that ended with a Super Bowl title. His accomplishments have managed to get him into the NFL Hall of Fame.

The team names and uniforms aren't recognizable, but the players and the product were.

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Things didn't start out well for Hackenberg in the second half, either, as Memphis head coach Mike Singletary relied nearly exclusively on the run, to the point that they turned the ball over on downs trying to take the ball out of the quarterback's hands. The Players in the AAF might not all be top-notch talent, but the coaches and coordinators are all legit.

In his debut in the Alliance of American Football, former Wake Forest and New York Jets camp quarterback John Wolford took off. The play on the field will resemble that at times, and the most-glaring spot will always be quarterback.

I am also dubious that the XFL is the league to pull that off, after the initial launch positions.

The NFL might have its problems, but thinking the AAF or any other football league is on the same level as the Shield is asinine. Can the AAF be different, especially with its focus on the football crazed south?