Last Thursday, the USFL sent out a tweet, informing viewers that the final four coaches would be announced on Colin Cowherd’s “The Herd”; similar to how the first four coaches were announced a couple of weeks ago.
However, everything changed during the show, as the announcement ended up being for two coaches, not the final four. USFL fans were left in a state of confusion, as every sign pointed towards the remaining four coaches being revealed.
Despite those signs, the segment on Cowherd’s show only reported on Skip Holtz and Kirby Wilson; with no mention of the others, or why the announcement of the final coaches was retracted.
Then, when it was time for the segment to air, it was quietly changed to just two, and we never heard anything about the final four being announced again.
Everything about this situation is weird, and certainly does not seem professional in the slightest. If the USFL does have the final two coaches in place, why would they back off from their original statement and only reveal Holtz and Wilson?
But, if it turns out that they didn’t have all four, why would they even announce in the first place that they did? None of this makes sense, at all.
Now, it could have simply been a mistake by the social media manager – but, if that were the case, then why would the media advisory sent to Colin Cowherd also state that four coaches would be announced?
Obviously, Cowherd and his producers thought that there would be four names to reveal, not two. Something changed, and it seemed to have been during the production of Cowherd’s show, as it was very last minute.
Another option is that one of the four coaches dropped out unexpectedly, leaving the USFL with three of the final four, so they decided to announce two instead of three. However, the odds of this being the case are very low, as it would not make sense for a coach to just disappear after agreeing to join the league.
To be honest, this whole scenario has left us with more questions than answers. With the USFL’s silence on the issue, we still have no concrete idea as to what happened behind the scenes.