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    When Does the USFL Season Start in 2023? Key Dates, Times, and Schedules

    When does the 2023 USFL season start? Let's take a look at some of the key dates, times, rosters, and more for the league's second season.

    After Super Bowl 57, football fans will likely turn their attention to the XFL, which kicks off its inaugural season a week after the NFL ends. However, a few weeks later, another spring league is set to return for its second year. When exactly does the USFL season start? Here are some key dates, times, and schedules to keep in mind as we look forward to another season of the USFL.

    When Does the USFL Start?

    The second season of the USFL begins on Saturday, April 15, 2023. That afternoon, we will get the first of 40 regular-season games that will eventually culminate with a USFL championship on Sunday, July 2, 2023. Below, you can find the entire first week of USFL action.

    USFL Week 1 Schedule

    Saturday, April 15

    Philadelphia at Memphis | 4:30 p.m. ET
    New Jersey at Birmingham | 7:30 p.m. ET

    MORE: Complete 2023 USFL Schedule

    Sunday, April 16

    Michigan at Houston | Noon ET
    Pittsburgh at New Orleans | 6:30 p.m. ET

    USFL Teams

    This year, we have eight USFL teams competing in the league.

    North Division

    • Michigan Panthers
    • New Jersey Generals
    • Philadelphia Stars
    • Pittsburgh Maulers

    South Division

    • Birmingham Stallions
    • Houston Gamblers
    • Memphis Showboats
    • New Orleans Breakers

    There might be a bit of a surprise when looking at the list of South Division USFL teams. That is because the Tampa Bay Bandits, one of the teams from the first season of the league, have decided to take a hiatus this year. In their absence, the Memphis Showboats have joined the league.

    USFL Head Coaches

    With a new year comes some new names at the head coach position. Jeff Fisher has resigned as the head coach of the Michigan Panthers, creating space for a new face in the USFL. Here are all the head coaches for the 2023 USFL season.

    Birmingham Stallions | Skip Holtz
    Houston Gamblers | Kevin Sumlin
    Memphis Showboats | Todd Haley
    Michigan Panthers | Mike Nolan
    New Jersey Generals | Mike Riley
    New Orleans Breakers | John DeFilippo
    Philadelphia Stars | Bart Andrus
    Pittsburgh Maulers | Ray Horton

    Who Are the USFL Quarterbacks?

    Obviously, when it comes to newer leagues, the quality of the game falls on the shoulders of whoever is throwing the ball. With quarterback talent hard to come by, the question of who will be in the most important position for each USFL team becomes all that much more interesting.

    Here are some of the names we expect to see when the season starts on April 15. There will likely still be some changes to rosters as the next few months progress, but these are the players that are currently slotted to lead their USFL franchises.

    Birmingham Stallions | Alex McGough
    Houston Gamblers | Montell Cozart
    Memphis Showboats | Cole Kelley
    Michigan Panthers | Eric Barriere
    New Jersey Generals | De’Andre Johnson
    New Orleans Breakers | Davis Cheek
    Philadelphia Stars | Case Cookus
    Pittsburgh Maulers | Chase Fourcade

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