Spurrier returns to sideline, wins AAF opener

Spurrier returns to sideline, wins AAF opener

The Alliance of American Football made its debut on Saturday, and Bercovici was part of one of the league's first highlights - though he was on the wrong end. The Orlando Apollos defeated the Atlanta Legends 40-6, while the San Antonio Commanders defeated the San Diego Fleet 15-6. What's more, the AAF uses a recruitment model created to attract players to their teams who are already popular in home markets.

With time now even more against them, expect to see some QBs panicking at the line of scrimmage, and possibly a few delay of game penalties here and there.

Two of the league's first games aired on CBS and were up against the Rockets and Thunder matchup on ABC.

The Head Ball Coach is back, lighting up the scoreboard and selling the Alliance of American Football. There will be no kickoffs, no extra points after touchdowns; you are forced to attempt a 2-point conversion, in overtime the team gets the ball on their opponents 10-yard line, and the play clock will be cut down to 30 seconds.

The Apollos' head coach Steve Spurrier is no stranger to the state of Florida.

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Startup professional football leagues have a tendency to fade out as they struggle to maintain fan interest for a long period. With week one in the books, things are actually looking pretty good. Patriots fans might recall that he has a history of influencing rule changes; after Bill Belichick's defense manhandled the Indianapolis Colts' offense in 2004, Polian - then the Colts' president - prodded the National Football League until it restricted what defenders could do to receivers downfield. That, combined with the rule tweaks and innovations from the AAF, will determine if fans will continue to stay interested or will become interested in this league after this initial game.

Ebersol acknowledged that opening night, broadcast on CBS, is no indicator of interest come Week 2, not to mention April, when the league will play its championship game in Las Vegas.

While the league adopted numerous NFL rules, there are a few tweaks and changes. "Time will tell if we're any good". The other three - Birmingham Iron, Orlando Apollos and Salt Lake Stallions - have nearly no connection to Halas Hall.

If you get a chance to catch a game, you should.

He led Florida to a national championship in 1996, left the Gators five years later to coach the Washington Redskins for two seasons, then ended a long college career when he walked away from a decade-long stay at SC six games into the 2015 season.

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