With the 2022 year coming to a close, it looks like the USFL will be looking for a new President Of Football Operations in 2023. USFL News Hub has confirmed that Brian Woods has stepped down as President Of Football Operations.
In January 2021, Woods reached out to FOX Sports Chief Executive Officer and Executive Producer Eric Shanks about bringing back the USFL on FOX. Months later, FOX announced the new United States Football League would begin to play in April 2022. Fox would partner with NBC to cover the games for the inaugural season.
The league successfully crowned the Birmingham Stallions as its season one champion. Season two will return and expand, this time with three hub cities: Birmingham, Memphis, and a rumor Michigan location.
Woods founded a showcase developmental football league called The Spring League that ran from 2017 to 2021 before bringing back the USFL with FOX.
Sources say he is stepping away for family reasons and left on his own accord.
On December 31st, the ‘USFL Year’ ends as players who signed one-year contracts expire. No word on who the league could bring on board in 2023.
Will FOX choose someone in-house or go outside and land people like former XFL President and COO Jeffrey Pollack. The USFL has four months to kick-off when season two begins on April 15th.