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The NFL offseason has just begun, but that does not mean fans have to wait long for live gridiron action. The United States Football League debuts on April 16, with all matches taking place in Birmingham, Alabama.
The league is composed of eight teams divided into two divisions. The North Division has the Michigan Panthers, New Jersey Generals, Philadelphia Stars and Pittsburgh Maulers. The Birmingham Stallions, Houston Gamblers, New Orleans Breakers and Tampa Bay Bandits are in the South Division.
On Thursday, the teams unveiled their uniform combinations for the season. Some teams chose live ensembles, while others opted for darker looks.
Here is a look at the new threads for each team:
Panther’s fit has gold and maroon, with the logo covering both sides of the helmet. Michigan has too Nr. 1 total choice in the league draft on February 22nd. Jeff Fisher, the former Houston Oilers / Tennessee Titans and St. The Louis / LA Rams coach who led the Titans to the Super Bowl in 1999 will lead the team.
Ready for the hunt 🐾 pic.twitter.com/h8QCeNEcy5
– Michigan Panthers (@USFLPanthers) February 17, 2022
Tampa Bay bandits
The Bandits are led by Todd Haley, who spent 22 seasons as a NFL coach. His team’s uniforms for home and away matches share many similarities, apart from the jerseys. Red is used for home matches and white is used for road competitions.
🔴⚫️ Ready to drive pic.twitter.com/8hvIi2dP5E
– Tampa Bay Bandits (@USFLBandits) February 17, 2022
The stars took a lively approach to their look this season. Their head coach is Bart Andrus, who has spent time in the NFL, Canadian Football League and United Football League.
Home and out are out of this world 💫 pic.twitter.com/Z3i909jNwt
– Philadelphia Stars (@USFLStars) February 17, 2022
New Jersey generals
The ensemble of generals has red and white. They will face the Birmingham Stallions in the USFL’s first game on April 16. Mike Riley is the head coach of this squad and has 27 years of coaching experience: 10 in the NFL and 17 in college football.
Kampklar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ pic.twitter.com/KyZqLeFMoX
– New Jersey Generals (@USFLGenerals) February 17, 2022
Down in Texas, Gamblers have very different looks. At home, the threads are dark. On the way, they chose a much lighter look. Kevin Sumlin is the head coach of Houston. He has a history in Lone Star State, where he coached the Houston Cougars from 2008-11 and the Texas A&M Aggies from 2012-2017.
Pocket Esser ♣ ️ pic.twitter.com/H04nU1jKcd
– Houston Gamblers (@USFLGamblers) February 17, 2022
Led by Skip Holtz, son of legendary Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz, Stallions’ gold helmet fits both ensembles well.
We really went ahead with these home and away jerseys 🐎 pic.twitter.com/QzoSZSeGQM
– Birmingham Stallions (@USFLStallions) February 17, 2022
The other Pennsylvania team in the USFL, the Maulers, unveiled eye-catching, two-tone jerseys. The team’s head coach is Kirby Wilson, who coached the NFL for 24 seasons before taking this position.
Nailed these home and away threads 🔨 pic.twitter.com/pY9Whzrd89
– Pittsburgh Maulers (@USFLMaulers) February 17, 2022
New Orleans Breakers
Breakers uniforms have their team logo on the shoulders of their home and away sets. Larry Fedora, who last coached in 2018 with North Carolina, will lead the squad. He and Fisher were the last two coaches employed in the USFL.
Blue Wave incoming 🔵 pic.twitter.com/KFWH0LxV5r
– New Orleans Breakers (@USFLBreakers) February 17, 2022