2010 Florida Tuskers season

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2010 Florida Tuskers season
Head coach Jay Gruden
General manager Jay Gruden
Owner Joe Theismann
Home field Citrus Bowl
Results
Record 5–3
Division place 2nd
Playoff finish Lost Championship Game
(Las Vegas) 23–20
Uniform
UFL-Uniform-FL.png
Timeline
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The 2010 Florida Tuskers season was the second and final season for the Virginia Destroyers as the Florida Tuskers. They finished with a 5–3 regular season record and lost in the 2010 UFL Championship Game to the Las Vegas Locomotives for a second straight season.

Offseason[edit]

Head coach Jim Haslett left the team in January 2010, becoming the new defensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins.[1] On February 9, 2010, Jay Gruden was named the team's new head coach and general manager by UFL commissioner Michael Huyghue. On the same day of Gruden's appointment, the Tampa Bay Rays were announced to have sold their interest in the franchise, which meant that all home games for the Tuskers would be played at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.[2]

Along with the league's other teams, the Tuskers unveiled new uniforms during an event at Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas on July 28, 2010.[3]

UFL Draft[edit]

2010 Florida Tuskers UFL Draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 4 Weston Dacus LB Arkansas
2 9 Arnold Harrison LB Georgia
3 14 John Standeford WR Purdue
4 19 Erik Pedersen LB Portland State
5 24 Tyrrell Herbert S Toledo
6 29 Adrien Clarke OL Ohio State
7 33 Kevin Harris FB Wake Forest
8 37 Cortez Hankton WR Texas Southern
9 41 Corey Small DB Florida Atlantic
10 50 Chris Perri DE Stony Brook
11 54 Greg Middleton DE Indiana
12 58 Melvin Fowler C Maryland

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2010 Florida Tuskers staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Roster[edit]

2010 Florida Tuskers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists


Rookies in italics
Roster updated November 18, 2010

52 Active, 10 Inactive

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site Attendance TV
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, September 18 11:00 p.m. ET at Las Vegas Locomotives W 27–20 1–0 Sam Boyd Stadium 9,103 HDNet
2 Saturday, September 25 11:00 p.m. ET at Sacramento Mountain Lions L 20–24 1–1 Hornet Stadium 20,000 Versus
3 Thursday, September 30 6:00 p.m. ET Las Vegas Locomotives L 17–20 1–2 Citrus Bowl 9,053 Versus
4 Saturday, October 9 3:00 p.m. ET at Hartford Colonials W 33–20 2–2 Rentschler Field 14,468 Versus
5 Bye
6 Thursday, October 21 7:00 p.m. ET Sacramento Mountain Lions L 17–21 2–3 Citrus Bowl 10,066 HDNet
7 Bye
8 Friday, November 5 8:00 p.m. ET Omaha Nighthawks W 31–14 3–3 Citrus Bowl 9,203 HDNet
9 Thursday, November 11 7:00 p.m. ET Hartford Colonials W 41–7 4–3 Citrus Bowl 9,367 HDNet
10 Friday, November 19 8:30 p.m. ET at Omaha Nighthawks W 27–10 5–3 Rosenblatt Stadium 21,106 HDNet

Championship game[edit]

Date Kickoff Opponent Final score Game site Attendance TV
Saturday, November 27 Noon ET Las Vegas Locomotives L 20-23 Rosenblatt Stadium Versus

Standings[edit]

United Football League
W L T PCT PF PA STK
y-Las Vegas Locomotives 5 3 0 .625 174 142 L2
y-Florida Tuskers 5 3 0 .625 213 136 W3
x-Sacramento Mountain Lions 4 4 0 .500 169 164 W2
x-Hartford Colonials 3 5 0 .375 169 194 W1
x-Omaha Nighthawks 3 5 0 .375 113 202 L4

y-denotes team has clinched a 2010 UFL Championship Game berth
x-denotes team has been eliminated from championship contention

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Las Vegas Locomotives[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tuskers 0 17 10 0 27
Locomotives 10 0 7 3 20

at Sam Boyd Stadium, Whitney, Nevada

Week 2: at Sacramento Mountain Lions[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tuskers 3 7 7 3 20
Mountain Lions 0 7 0 17 24

at Hornet Stadium, Sacramento, California

Week 3: vs. Las Vegas Locomotives[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Locomotives 7 3 0 10 20
Tuskers 0 10 0 7 17

at Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida

Week 4: at Hartford Colonials[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tuskers 3 7 13 10 33
Colonials 3 10 0 7 20

at Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Connecticut

Week 5: BYE[edit]

Week 6: vs. Sacramento Mountain Lions[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mountain Lions 0 7 2 12 21
Tuskers 10 0 0 7 17

at Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida

Week 7: BYE[edit]

Week 8: vs. Omaha Nighthawks[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Nighthawks 0 0 0 14 14
Tuskers 7 7 17 0 31

at Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida

Week 9: vs. Hartford Colonials[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colonials 0 0 7 0 7
Tuskers 14 24 3 0 41

at Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida

Week 10: at Omaha Nighthawks[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tuskers 7 3 10 7 27
Nighthawks 0 3 0 7 10

at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Nebraska

Championship game[edit]

1 2 Total
Tuskers 0
Locomotives 0

at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Nebraska

  • Date: Saturday, November 27, 2010
  • Game time: Noon ET
  • TV: Versus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maske, Mark and Barry Svrluga (2010-01-13). "Redskins hire Jim Haslett as defensive coordinator". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  2. ^ "UFL names Jay Gruden new Tuskers coach, but big news is that Orlando becomes sole residence for Tuskers". Orlando Sentinel. 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  3. ^ "Tuskers Unveil New 2010 Team Uniforms at Fashion Mall in Las Vegas". United Football League. 2010-07-28. Archived from the original on 31 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. ^ "2010 UFL Draft by Team - Florida". United Football League. 2010-06-02. Archived from the original on 7 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-03.