UFL: Championship

Alumi Make - Top 10 List: Two-Year UFL Players
From the UFL Website Story:
In just two seasons, the United Football League has developed a core group of players who are recognizable with their teams thanks to their performances in both the 2009 and 2010 campaigns.

8. Dan Baugher, Arizona Pro Punter
Las Vegas Locomotives.
Easily the best punter in the UFL’s brief history, Baugher has averaged 44.2 yards per punt and has landed 21 punts inside the 20-yard line.

10. LS - Matt Overton, W. Washington - Pro Long Snapper 07
Omaha Nighthawks. I can’t remember a bad snap for the Tuskers in 2009 or the Nighthawks in 2010, and that is a severely underrated aspect of football at any level.
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Alumni Play in UFL Championship

Punter Ken Parrish (right) is trying to join David Akers on Eagles roster.
Ken Parrish from E. Stroudsburg

Dan Baugher, Arizona Punter

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OMAHA, Neb. – The Las Vegas Locomotives and Florida Tuskers are turning dramatic finishes in the United Football League Championship Game into a regular occurrence.

Las Vegas defensive lineman Alfred Malone blocked Nick Novak's 45-yard field goal as time expired to give the Locos their second straight UFL championship with a 23-20 win at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb.

A year after the Locos spoiled the Tuskers' unbeaten season with a 20-17 overtime win in the Championship, the two teams delivered another classic finish in front of a crowd of 15,310 fans. Championship Game Most Valuable Player Chase Clement threw for 237 yards and two touchdowns as Las Vegas rallied from deficits of 7-0 and 10-7 in the first half.

“I'm very proud of our guys - extremely proud,” Las Vegas Coach Jim Fassel said. “This team's always been resilient and tough.

“I think anybody who snuck into this game probably paid on the way out.”

Florida quarterback Chris Greisen completed 24 of 42 passes for 346 yards and put the Tuskers in position to send the title game to overtime for the second straight year with a last-minute drive. After the Tuskers took over at their own 10-yard line with 1:47 to play, Greisen completed six passes including a 23-yard strike to Cortez Hankton that gave Florida a first down at the Las Vegas 22.

After a pair of incompletions, Novak lined up for a 40-yard field goal with six seconds to play, but Florida received a critical delay of game penalty, pushing the attempt back five yards. Malone got a strong push through the line and got his right hand on the kick, setting off a wild celebration on the Locos' sideline.

“On the first couple field goals they kicked, I felt one of them scraped my hand,” Malone said. “It was a team effort on the block, I was the one who got the hand on it. It was a great feeling when I felt it.

“When they got a delay of game and it pushed them back 5 yards, I knew the ball would come out with an even lower trajectory.”

Novak had kicked a pair of 22-yard field goals earlier in the game and had made a UFL-best 17 field goals this season. The game-ender was just his fourth miss of the season.

“We were hoping, ‘Block it, block it, block it,” Locos wide receiver Tab Perry said. “He had kicked a low one earlier today. We just got a great push and blocked it. We rushed the field. Champions.”

It was the final big play from a Las Vegas defense that, despite allowing 468 total yards, managed to find a way to keep the Tuskers out of the end zone in the fourth quarter.

Las Vegas took a 21-17 lead into the fourth quarter on back-up running back Hakim Hill's 37-yard touchdown run with 5:53 to play in the third. But just when it looked like Florida had an answer, the Locos' defense stiffened.

Greisen found Maurice Hicks for 36 yards on a screen pass to give the Tuskers a 1st-and-goal at the 4, but the Locos held on three straight plays, forcing Novak's 22-yard field goal to pull
Florida within 21-20 with 7:48 to play.

Then, disaster struck for the Tuskers on their next drive. After the Locos went three-and-out, Florida started at its own 14-yard line. On the Tuskers' first play, Greisen couldn't corral a shotgun snap and was tackled in the end zone for a safety by Josh Cooper with 5:42 to play.

The Locos led 14-10 after a first half that turned into a quarterback duel between a pair of starters that were considered afterthoughts at the start of the season. Clement, in just his third game replacing the injured Tim Rattay, threw for a pair of touchdowns, including a 75-yard score to Andrae Thurman on Las Vegas' second play from scrimmage.

Greisen, a former Arena Football League star that replaced Brooks Bollinger at midseason, ran for both of Florida's touchdowns on the ground and completed passes to 10 different receivers.

“He played great,” Florida Coach Jay Gruden said. “He had two touchdowns rushing, scrambled, made plays with his arm.

"Overall, it was a heck of game. We knew it would be. Every yard we got, we earned.

The chilly, 35-degree kickoff temperature didn't keep Greisen from getting the Tuskers out to a hot start with a 12-play, 84-yard march on the game's first possession. Greisen connected with John Standeford for 29 yards on 3rd-and-9 early in the drive before capping it himself with a five-yard touchdown scramble to give Florida a quick 7-0 lead.

But Las Vegas found an answer just seconds later when Clement rolled to his right and found a wide-open Thurman behind the Tuskers' defense to tie the game 7-7.

“It's one of those plays, when you see a guy that wide open, it's the longest three seconds,” Clement said.

Florida regained the lead on its next drive thanks to a pair of big third-down conversions. Greisen found Standeford for 20 yards to midfield on 3rd-and-7, then running back Dominic Rhodes took a shovel pass to the Locos' 10 on another 3rd-and-7 to set up Nick Novak's 22-yard field goal that put the Tuskers up 10-7 with 3:06 left in the first quarter.

Both defenses regained control in the second quarter until Clement put together Las Vegas' first sustained drive of the game. Clement converted three third downs, including one on a 19-yard scramble, before capping the drive with a 30-yard touchdown pass to tight end George Wrighster to give the Locos their first lead of the game with 5:56 to play in the second quarter.

The Tuskers retook the lead on their first drive of the second half on Greisen's second touchdown run of the game – a 2-yard scramble – but again Vegas had a quick answer. Back-up running back Hakim Hill capped a five-play drive with a 37-yard touchdown run to put the Locos up 21-17 with 5:53 left in the third quarter.

It was another big play in a championship game defined by them.

“I’m so proud of these guys,” Fassel said. “They battled and battled.”

Scoring Summary

1 2 3 4 F
Florida 10 0 7 3 20
Las Vegas 7 7 7 2 23

1st Quarter
FLA – Chris Greisen 5-yard TD run (Nick Novak kick) 0-7
LV – Andrae Thurman 75-yard TD pass from Chase Clement (Steve Hauschka kick) 7-7
FLA – Novak 22-yard FG 7-10

2nd Quarter
LV – George Wrighster 30-yard TD pass from Clement (Hauschka kick) 14-10

3rd Quarter
FLA – Greisen 2-yard TD run (Novak kick) 14-17
LV – Hakim Hill 37-yard TD run (Hauschka kick) 21-17

4th Quarter
FLA – Novak 22-yard FG 21-20
LV – Team safety. Greisen sacked in end zone by Josh Cooper 23-20

Seen above sporting Pro College Football Gear is

Punter Justin Brantly, Omaha and former Texas A & M 2008

Long Snapper Matt Overton, Omaha UFL and formerWestern Washington 07


Paul Assad AKA "The Kick Doctor" is the Director of Pro College Football. ______________________________________

Well, while most of you know me from developing the Techniques used widely by many of the premier Specialist at the Professional (NFL, UFL, AFL, CFL), Collegiate and Elite Preps in football, I think it's worth visiting this topic.

I've been somewhat quiet with the traveling and full time training this year in part, because I wanted to spend this year learning new things that would help me become a better coach and frankly, I needed a break from the road.

After much thought, I felt the path best to follow would mirror a sport or skill with like movement patterns and mindset and of course, this has to be golf and studied the relationship to kicking, punting and even deep snapping.

"The Perfect Swing is the one you Trust" and there are Golfers and then there are PLAYERS - Dr. Glen Albaugh, Author of Winning the Battle Within and former U. of Pacific Golf Coach 30 years.

So, I bring up the discussion: TECHNIQUE OR MENTAL STRATEGIES?

Well, we know that technique is important to the ability to achieving performance results that improve time and distance and they reduce injury probability if you have a hitch. We also, know that we need to rise to the occasion of the moment. It seems to make sense and what I hope is that we can improve both our Technique and then form Mental Approach to practice and games that suites you.

Please, message me on facebook or email kickdoctor@gmail.com if you would like to visit further on recommended readings and / or setting up an evaluation of your today-technique and approach to practice and the game.

All the Best,

Paul Assad

AKA "The Kick Doctor" is the Director of Pro College Football.


  • In addition, to enrolling in the PGA Apprentice program, I studied the 1 piece takeaway and learned as much about golf swings as I could. I continue to learn from former European Tour and current, PGA Teaching Professional Shane Balfour. I attempt to learn and play with many of the best in the area this so far, has included guys that have great technique and play at the college entry level professional level and some current professional level players. It also, includes players that I would say don't have nearly, as efficient swings, but they know how to score.(This also, interest me).
  • I also, volunteered - Coached local High School Golf and the works of Sports Coaches and Psychologist I listed:


Dr. Bob Rotella's: * The Golfers Mind * Golf is not a game of Perfect * Your 15th Club * Golf is a Game of Confidence * The Golf of Your Dreams * Putting out of your Mind

Butch Harmon's: * The Pro

James Allen's: * As a Man Thinketh

Eric Brown's: * The Truth about Hypnosis The Zen of Golf.

Eugene Herrigals: * Zen and the Art of Artery

Eric Jones: * 5 Swing Keys Videos for increasing Power

Dr. Glen Albaugh: * Winning the Battle Within - Highly recommended book. I have also begun Consultation and study including Self Talk, Cognitive Restructuring, Range Work and Game-Play with him and a few of his college and pro level clients recently. I want to say a special thank you, and I'm hoping to continue to learn with Dr. Albaugh and have him as a guest at our camp this year.