Marty Ball is making a comeback...to the UFL.
Former Cleveland Browns head coach Marty Schottenheimer, who was with the team from 1984-1988, has been hired as the head coach and general manager of the Virginia Destroyers. Schottenheimer, who was last in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers in 2006, was never able to get past his teams' struggles in the postseason. Nonetheless, his return to the sidelines comes as a little bit of a surprise to me, considering I thought he was content with being "retired," so to speak.
"I am excited to lead the Destroyers and am eager to return to the football field in Virginia," said Schottenheimer, who makes his home in the Charlotte, N.C. area. "I have been impressed with the fervor and passion that has been created in the region for a team that has yet to play a down of football. I promise the fans there that we will repay them with a great product on the field and a franchise to make them proud."