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Champion HC Skip Holtz Talks USFL Offseason, Rosters to 75 Players, Hometown OTA’s In October

Birmingham Stallions head coach and winner of the USFL championship Skip Holtz was a guest on the Patrick Netherton Show. He talks about joining the USFL, J’Mar Smith, NIL, coaching professional football, and his time as head coach at Louisiana Tech. Holtz also drops some interesting tidbits on season two of the USFL.

He was asked what will the off-season for the USFL look like now the season is over. We have not seen an off-season for a Spring Football league since the 1980s with the original USFL.

“They’re talking about right now we’re in free agency. So every team is allowed to upgrade the rosters from 50 to 75. So every team is in the process of adding players right now. Many of them maybe get cut out of an NFL team. “

That is a big jump in terms of players. We assume this will not be the final roster size going into the 2023 season. These are players to train with and eventually cut down the roster before the season kicks off.

It also seems like the USFL is trying to get ahead of the XFL by signing more players to two-year contracts before the XFL finalizes their player contracts and draft pool.

You’re mistaken if you thought the USFL season was over until 2023. The league is looking to have OTA’s in their hometowns in October.

“They’re talking about OTAs in October, where the organized team activities where you can bring players into your hometown and have practiced with them and start to teach your new players a lot of your system, which is only going to make the product better.”

Holtz talks about his offseason plans and how they differ from his college coaching days. The full interview is worth a listen—many things about his team during the USFL season.

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