December 8, 2009 10:08:00 AM
Jackie Sherrill finds ways to be around the sport of football.
Since retiring as Mississippi State''s all-time winningest coach, Sherrill has tried to stay close to the game by working in television and radio and with his sports nutrition company.
There might be another way Sherrill will be able to satisfy his football desire: The United Football League.
The UFL, which recently completed its first season with four teams, has expressed an interest in expanding, and Sherrill could be involved with bringing one of those franchises to Mississippi.
Sherrill said any talk about the UFL coming to the state is premature.
"Anything I would say wouldn''t be very credible," Sherrill said. "No one knows really until it starts, but it''s a possibility it will. It''s still way too early to have anything definitively to say one way or the other."
Until then, Sherrill plans to remain active in radio and contributing articles to BulldawgJunction.com.
He''s also excited about his work with sports nutrition.
"There are a lot of teams out there who use our products," Sherrill said. "The University of Cincinnati is probably one that uses all of the products exclusively and quite a bit of the players are good players. We have a lot of high school teams around that are using the products."
Sherrill, who had a 75-75-2 record with the Bulldogs from 1991-2003, also uses some of his spare time working with high school kickers, punters, snappers, and holders in the Memphis area.
johnny commented at 12/11/2009 9:55:00 AM:
great idea, pro football starved areas, with well known coaches would get lots of exposure,portland, sacramento,birminham,how bout mexico city,herm edwards, gruden,ron rivera, arizona, los angeles, i think theres a big future,iam a big fan,bring miss n sherril
wilson geraldes commented at 12/16/2009 6:08:00 PM:
A UFL team in Mississippi is a great idea! So is a team not only in Every football starved State, but in every State And Territory. It`s about time the NFL face some competition, one that will be democratic, and not about money only, but about the right of every place in our nation to have a representative (like Brazil`s national soccer tournament). Eventually, everybody will make money, perhaps divided proportionally by the size of each market. It`s a gold mine waiting to be explored, and I wish I could be a investor on the UFL, instead of a simple football loving fan...
michael dwyer commented at 12/17/2009 11:22:00 AM:
Here's the deal, the story is wrong. Jackie is with us at the USFL, United States Football League.
If you want the right info let me know. Yes , we will be in Mississippi.
marv commented at 12/26/2009 1:26:00 PM:
Jackie? What a "JOKE" !!!!!!
joe strummer commented at 12/30/2009 2:44:00 PM:
I like the idea and i think the UFL should focus on cities/states that aren't considered "major markets" i think Mississippi, San Antonio, Rochester (NY) and Salt Lake City should be front runners to have a UFL franchise
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