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I didn't want to keep bumping the Mike Riley thread in the Husker Football section, so I'm starting this thread to discuss the AAF itself.

 

https://aaf.com/

 

This league was started by Charlie Ebersol, son of Dick Ebersol. Dick will be on the Board of Directors. Bill Polian will be "Head of Football" along with being a co-founder of the league. Troy Polamalu will be the Head of Player Relations. Other names in the head office include Hines Ward, Jared Allen, and Justin Tuck.

 

Rules:

 

50-man rosters with some selected by a territorial draft.

No TV timeouts and 60% fewer commercials. They are aiming for a game length of 150 minutes.

Only 2-point conversions, no extra point kicks.

No kickoffs. Offenses start on their own 25-yard line. In lieu of an onside kick, the "kicking team" can attempt one scrimmage play from their own 35-yard line but must gain a first down (10 yards as per usual).

30 second play clock.

Only replays used will be on coaches challenges. Each team gets 2 per game.

 

 

Someone asked about Tim Lewis. His career has mostly been as a position coach in the NFL with several teams. He was also the D-coordinator for the Steelers (2000-03) and the Giants (2004-06).

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17 minutes ago, Mavric said:

 

 

Interesting. I'm not so sure that will make a huge difference though.

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2 minutes ago, GSG said:

Interesting. I'm not so sure that will make a huge difference though.

 

I think it could.  I don't think Langsdorf was a very good OC, for sure not a very good play-caller.  Riley gave him play-calling duties for awhile at OSU then took them away.  I think it's possible and even likely that Riley is a much better play-caller so it could work out better this time.

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1 minute ago, Mavric said:

 

I think it could.  I don't think Langsdorf was a very good OC, for sure not a very good play-caller.  Riley gave him play-calling duties for awhile at OSU then took them away.  I think it's possible and even likely that Riley is a much better play-caller so it could work out better this time.

 

I guess we'll see. I think the Mike Riley era of Husker football left such a bad taste in my mouth that I don't believe any of them are capable of ever being successful, at least in my mind.

 

Maybe @southernoregonhusker can weigh in on .500 Mike's playcalling abilities?

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8 minutes ago, GSG said:

I guess we'll see. I think the Mike Riley era of Husker football left such a bad taste in my mouth that I don't believe any of them are capable of ever being successful, at least in my mind.

 

Maybe @southernoregonhusker can weigh in on .500 Mike's playcalling abilities?

 

Yeah, I don't disagree with you there.  I think his offense might be better.  But I think his overall lack of assertiveness will not go over well in the long run.

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On 6/22/2018 at 9:10 AM, GSG said:

 

I guess we'll see. I think the Mike Riley era of Husker football left such a bad taste in my mouth that I don't believe any of them are capable of ever being successful, at least in my mind.

 

Maybe @southernoregonhusker can weigh in on .500 Mike's playcalling abilities?

I think Mike gave the duties back to Langs at Nebraska and didn't do a darn thing when it was obvious the team needed a boost.  Personally, I think Mike should have retired at least 5 years ago.  My feeling was he gave up at OSU and was nothing but a high paid figurehead.  Sadly, he did the same at DONU despite my hopes otherwise.  Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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On 6/22/2018 at 8:41 AM, Mavric said:

 

Riley is all talk and has been for years.  My hope was that coaching a traditional power would get his juices flowing again.  Sadly, that wasn't the case.  He'll be a bust in that new league assuming it even gets off of the ground.  Should it tank, I hope OSU gives him a big middle finger if he tries to return.  

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On 6/24/2018 at 11:43 PM, southernoregonhusker said:

Riley is all talk and has been for years.  My hope was that coaching a traditional power would get his juices flowing again.  Sadly, that wasn't the case.  He'll be a bust in that new league assuming it even gets off of the ground.  Should it tank, I hope OSU gives him a big middle finger if he tries to return.  

 

But but this is his LAST last adventure, right?

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Starter returning to football field in Alliance deal

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NEW YORK (AP) The Starter apparel brand that pioneered the blending of sports clothing with popular culture is returning to the football field.

 

Established in 1971, Starter closed deals in the 1980s with pro football, basketball, baseball, hockey and colleges. On Tuesday, it joined forces with the startup Alliance of American Football, which begins play the week after the Super Bowl with eight franchises.

 

Starter, through G-III Sports, will be the official on-field apparel and game-day uniform supplier for those Alliance teams.

 

 

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What's anyone rankings of these guys. My quick list is:

1 Mike Martz

2 Dennis Erickson

3 Steve Spurrier

4 Rick Neuheisel

5 Brad Childress

8 Mike Riley

7 Tim Lewis

8 Mike Singletary

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58 minutes ago, Gage County said:

What's anyone rankings of these guys. My quick list is:

1 Mike Martz

2 Dennis Erickson

3 Steve Spurrier

4 Rick Neuheisel

5 Brad Childress

8 Mike Riley

7 Tim Lewis

8 Mike Singletary

 

I think this is a Freudian slip on Riley   :lol:

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Nebraska guys on AAF rosters:

 

Arizona Hotshots

 

Kieron Williams, DB

 

 

Salt Lake Stallions

 

Tommy Armstrong Jr., QB

Josh Banderas, LB

Kenny Bell, WR

Terrell Newby , RB

De'Mornay Pierson-El, WR

 

 

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1 hour ago, GSG said:

Nebraska guys on AAF rosters:

 

Arizona Hotshots

 

Kieron Williams, DB

 

 

Salt Lake Stallions

 

Tommy Armstrong Jr., QB

Josh Banderas, LB

Kenny Bell, WR

Terrell Newby , RB

De'Mornay Pierson-El, WR

 

 

THIEF!

 

I was a bit surprised not to see more Nebraskans. Will be interesting to see if any join in Feb.

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If by some miracle it does take off, it would be cool if Omaha tried to get a team.

 

I'll give it a shot.  I don't care about most sports, and I like football more than most things.

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Heck it will be February.  Really smart move by them in terms of when their season starts.  I always crave football when the seasons over.  I will watch.

 

 

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TBH I'm surprised to see Armstrong listed as a QB and not some other position.

 

Other QBs on their roster:

 

Grayson, Garrett (Colorado State, 2015 3rd-round draft pic, played on practice squads for Saints and Falcons)

Linehan, Matt (Idaho, son of Cowboys OC Scott Linehan)

McQueary, Quinn (Montana Tech)

Pujals, Peter (Holy Cross, 2018 Vikings free agent signee, cut in August)

 

So where do you see Armstrong on that list? I would think at least behind the two guys who got a shot at being NFL QBs. What kind of offense does Erickson run?

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New Spring Football League Holds QB Draft, Remembers Some Guys

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The Alliance of American Football begins play in February, so things are starting to get moving. The uniforms are out, and last night the league held a four-round quarterback draft with rules so complicated I won’t try to explain them and you probably won’t try to understand them. But what matters is the results. And the results were: Guys.

Some notable guys:

 

Josh Johnson | San Diego Fleet, first round (first overall)
Aaron Murray | Atlanta Legends, first round
Garrett Gilbert | Orlando Apollos, first round
Blake Sims | Birmingham Iron, second round
Matt Simms | Atlanta Legends, second round
B.J. Daniels | Salt Lake Stallions, second round
Christian Hackenberg | Memphis Express, second round
Scott Tolzien | Birmingham Iron, third round
Zach Mettenberger | Memphis Express, fourth round

 

Oooh, QB controversy in Memphis!

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Mavric said:

 

 

I'm kind of excited for this actually!  Will be cool to see some ex Huskers if anything also.

 

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25 minutes ago, GamingGlen said:

So which team is the state of Nebraska rooting for?  I want to get in on that bandwagon.  ;)   

 

The Salt Lake Stallions have a lot of ex Huskers.  I wish Chicago had a team. 

 

I just want to see this.

 

 

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On one hand, the Salt Lake team has a bunch of Huskers so I wish them success. On the other hand, their coach is Dennis Erickson, who should be punched in the face. Although the opposing coach in the first game is Neuheisel, who has a much more punchable face by far. 

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Just now, Minnesota_husker said:

When are we going to draft?

 

I for one, am excited to skool y'all.

 

As soon as we get 4 more people I will start it. Unless we want to stop at 4, or maybe 6 teams?

 

Thoughts @Mavric @Hedley Lamarr ??

 

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Just now, GSG said:

As soon as we get 4 more people I will start it. Unless we want to stop at 4, or maybe 6 teams?

 

Thoughts @Mavric @Hedley Lamarr ??

 

Yeah, I guess it depends on the format of the draft.  What is the time limit between picks?

 

Games are tomorrow, right?  I suppose we better get it going pretty soon.  Maybe give it another couple hours and see how many more sign up then go with what we have????

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