Former Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg makes his AAF debut with Memphis Express

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The NFL season might be over, but America hasn't gotten enough of football. For the sake of football fans not ready for the sport to end, let's hope so.

The 73-year-old coach returned to the sideline for the first time since abruptly walking away from the college game in 2015, bringing along an entertaining style of offense that didn't disappoint an announced crowd of 20,191 for the AAF opener between the Orlando Apollos and Atlanta Legends. So he's been with the team since before its players arrived. Spurrier has previously coached at the University of South Carolina, University of Florida just to name a few. "Now it's just about going out and playing".

But if his performance against the Birmingham Iron is any indication, the Jets, Raiders, Eagles, and Bengals all had a very good reason for getting rid of him so quickly.

"We're disappointed", Legends coach Kevin Coyle said. "I think that's what we laid the groundwork for". Steve Spurrier has 26 years overall of coaching experience, and he holds a record for 11 victories in bowl games. But with only one exhibition game in the books, it's anyone's guess what the outcome of this match-up will be. Once an National Football League season comes to an end on the first Sunday in February, fans of the spot have to go months before any college or professional games occur.

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On Sunday, Memphis is at Birmingham, and Salt Lake at Arizona. This game is up against some stiff competition on the TV schedule it's all hands on deck for football fans.

After the interception by Steven Johnson Jr., the Hotshots got the ball back to go in and score and expand their lead to 35-16 and almost grab control of this game. Fleet general manager Dave Boller was clear about his intention for Johnson, which creates an interesting dynamic for the new league. He later played professionally for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1976. TNT and Bleacher Report Live will also broadcast on AAF regular season game and one playoff game.

He smiled when he was asked about being unbeaten in his first game with six different teams. "That's not easy to do".

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