Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rumor Mill

The rumor mill is picking up as we get further away from the end of the regular season for the Richmond Raiders.

Based on my information, a ton of Raider news will be breaking in the next four weeks.  To date, the only returning coach is James Fuller.  The position coaches have not been offered contracts yet.  Whether they return in 2012 remains to be seen, but right now the only coach on staff is returning head coach James Fuller.  2011 defensive coach Brian Edmonds did confirm he has not been offered a contract for the 2012 season yet.  October tryouts for next season should also be announced very soon as well.

Of course the news everyone is waiting for will be the league affiliation.   It seems the SIFL is falling apart quickly as the Alabama Hammers and Richmond Raiders have both removed all SIFL links, logos and mentions from their official websites.  This is likely a way for the teams to move away from league president Thom Hager and start fresh somewhere else.  Possible leagues are the IFL, UIFL or a newly created league.  John Morris's new AIFA seems like a bad idea for the franchise.  Expect an official league announcement sometime shortly after Labor Day.

The Richmond Revolution seem to be falling apart.  Two weeks ago the Revolution began releasing essential team employees from it's payroll (this has been confirmed).   It also appears that the URL for the Richmond Revolution has expired http://www.richmondrevolution.com/
When asked if there would be a 2012 season, a member of the Revolution staff responded 'As far as we know' via the official Facebook page. 






2 comments:

  1. Wow... You seem to always know more than I do! Lol

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  2. Thats's why I am the Richmond Raider insider :)

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