Opinion: Football needs another successful league to survive, for the good of the game

Jarrett Bell, USA Today – Apr. 6, 2019
Last weekend, Dennis Thurman was defensive coordinator for the Memphis Express, a team that shared the worst record in the Alliance of American Football (AAF) but nonetheless provided its young players with a sliver of hope that they might yet be on the verge of a big break.

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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.


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