Don Yee on “Schooled with the Professor” with John Clayton
John Clayton, 710AM ESPN Seattle – Feb. 21, 2019
Football player development is the topic in this edition of Schooled with the Professor. The Alliance of American Football (AAF) is heading into its third week of action. The XFL is preparing for a launch in 2020. But a third league is in the works that should be very interesting.
The Pacific Pro Football League is preparing to develop young football players and get them ready for the NFL. It’s founder, Don Yee, joins us to explain. This isn’t a league that is competing against the NFL. It’s a league designed to develop future NFL players.
What exactly is the Pacific Pro Football? (For those unwilling to click through and read the backstory) Pacific Pro Football is an alternative for players who might typically go to Alabama or the SEC power conferences. The age group of players will go straight from high school to the Pacific Pro where they will compete utilizing safer rules that will be then considered by the NFL. The athletes will also be paid, which is the most important aspect. They will be enrolled in college courses. If you are familiar with IMG the Pacific Pro will be a more corporatized version.