Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Haslett Will Coach Orlando UFL Team

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Haslett Will Coach Orlando UFL Team

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Former NFL coaches Jim Fassel, Jim Haslett and Dennis Green will lead teams in the new United Football League.

The league plans to debut in October with teams in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Orlando and New York.

"This will be awesome," Fassel said on a conference call Wednesday. "It's pure coaching. Players that want to get better. Players that want to develop. A lot less of the other stuff that's always involved when you're an NFL coach."

Ted Cottrell, a former defensive coordinator for the Chargers, Vikings, Jets and Bills, will coach the New York franchise. Fassel, who led the Giants to the Super Bowl after the 2000 season, will coach Las Vegas. Green, the former Vikings and Cardinals coach, will be in San Francisco. Haslett, the ex-Saints coach who served as the Rams' interim coach this past season, will be in Orlando.

UFL games will be played outdoors using NFL rules. The goal is to sign players who just missed making NFL rosters.

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