The Birmingham Stallions names Skip Holtz as new head coach

Legion Field
The Kickoffs Live Here. (Photo via Pat Byington/Bham Now)

That’s right football fans—the hiatus is over. After 35 years, the Birmingham Stallions are getting ready to make a return to the field for their inaugural 2022 season. The stampede will be led by 22-year veteran coach Skip Holtz. Keep reading to find out more about Holtz and the return of the Birmingham Stallions.

Continuing his legacy

Holtz was the former head coach of Lousiana Tech. He has been with the Bulldogs for the past nine seasons and led them to seven bowl games while with the team. The team won six out of those seven games. He has also been the head coach of three more college football teams: UConn’s Huskies, East Carolina Pirates and South Florida Bulls. The passion for sports runs deep in the Holtz family. His father is Hall of Famer and former ESPN commentator Lou Holtz.

The stampede

Birmingham Stallions Banner
The Birmingham Stallions’ new look. (Photo via @USFLStallions on Twitter)

After being founded in 1982, the stampede was a part of the original 12 teams that started the league in 1983. The USFL went on hiatus three years later in 1986, due to conflict with the NFL’s fall season schedule. Within those three years, the Birmingham Stallions were able to take home two division championships.

The USFL 2022🏈

All USFL Teams
All USFL Teams. (Photo via @USFL on Twitter)

The Stallions are off to the races and it is time to get excited. Kickoffs will begin this Spring and all 2022 season games will be played right here in the Magic City at Protective Stadium and Legion Field. The USFL will consist of seven more teams:

  • Houston Gamblers
  • Michigan Panthers
  • New Jersey Generals
  • New Orleans Breakers
  • Philadelphia Stars
  • Pittsburgh Maulers
  • Tampa Bay Bandits

All 43 scheduled games will be broadcasted on NBC and Fox Sports starting April 16th on Saturdays and Sundays.

Are you ready for the return of Stallion football? Tag us @Bhamnow to let us know.

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