2012 Cincinnati Commandos season

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2012 Cincinnati Commandos season
Head coach Billy Back
General manager Jason Buckley
Owner Dennis Whitman
Paul Napier
Home field Cincinnati Gardens
2250 Seymour Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45212
Results
Record 7–2 (6–2)
Conference place 1st
Playoff finish Won Northern Conference Championship 60-42 (Explosion)
Won Ultimate Bowl II 62-44 (Tarpons)

The 2012 Cincinnati Commandos season was the 3rd season for the franchise, and their first as a member of the Northern Conference of the United Indoor Football League (UIFL).

Just one month after their 2011 CIFL Championship Game victory, the Commandos announced they were leaving the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) to join the UIFL.[1] On August 23, 2011, it was announced that Bill Back would return as head coach for a 3rd season with the Commandos[2]

The Commandos finished the regular season 8-2 (7-2 in the Northern Conference), clinching the first round by with the top spot in the Northern Conference.[3] The Commandos advanced to Ultimate Bowl II with a 60-42 victory over the Erie Explosion. The Commandos defeated the Florida Tarpons, 62-44 clinching their third consecutive championship.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Key:   Win   Tie   Loss   Bye

Regular season[edit]

Week Day Date Opponent Results Location
Score Record
1 Saturday March 3 Johnstown Generals W 49-28 1-0 Cincinnati Gardens
2 Friday March 9 at Eastern Kentucky Drillers W 64-51 2-0 Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
3 BYE
4 Saturday March 24 Huntington Wildcatz W 104-12[5] 3-0 Cincinnati Gardens
5 BYE
6 Saturday April 7 Western Pennsylvania Sting W 76-20 4-0 Cincinnati Gardens
7 BYE
8 Sunday April 22 at Erie Explosion W 55-34 5-0 Louis J. Tullio Arena
9 Saturday April 28 Marion Blue Racers W 58-38 6-0 Cincinnati Gardens
10 Saturday May 5 at Marion Blue Racers W 61-53 7-0 Veterans Memorial Coliseum
11 Saturday May 12 Rome Rampage Cancelled 7-0 Cincinnati Gardens
12 Saturday May 19 at Marion Blue Racers L 49-51 7-1 Veterans Memorial Coliseum
13 Saturday May 26 Erie Explosion L 18-62 7-2 Cincinnati Gardens
14 Saturday June 2 Marion Blue Racers W 60-24 8-2 Cincinnati Gardens
15 BYE

Postseason[edit]

Round Day Date Opponent Results Location
Score Record
Northern Semifinals BYE
Northern Championship Saturday June 23 Erie Explosion W 62-40 1-0 Cincinnati Gardens
Ultimate Bowl II Monday July 2 at Florida Tarpons W 62-44 2-0 Germain Arena

Standings[edit]

2012 United Indoor Football League
Team Conference Overall
W L PCT W L PCT PF PA
Northern Conference
Cincinnati Commandos-y 7 2 .778 8 2 .800 594 373
Erie Explosion-x 7 3 .700 8 3 .727 748 362
Marion Blue Racers-x 5 4 .556 6 5 .636 602 467
Johnstown Generals 3 6 .333 3 6 .333 264 441
Western Pennsylvania Sting 0 6 .000 0 7 .000 132 497
Southern Conference
Florida Tarpons-y 11 0 1.000 11 0 1.000 687 287
Eastern Kentucky Drillers 5 4 .556 6 4 .600 613 361
Lakeland Raiders-x 5 5 .500 6 5 .545 639 379
Rome Rampage 1 6 .143 1 6 .143 100 462
Mississippi Hound Dogs 1 9 .100 1 9 .100 281 559


y - clinched conference title

x - clinched playoff spot

Roster[edit]

Cincinnati Commandos Roster

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

 

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

  Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

  • Currently vacant
Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated September 19, 2012
22 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

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Staff[edit]

2012 Cincinnati Commandos staff
Front Office
  • Co-Owner – Dennis Whitman
  • Co-Owner – Paul Napier
  • General Manager – Jason Buckley
  • Director of Corporate Sales – Hank Reed
  • Public and Community relations – All-Star PR LLC
  • Director of GameDay Operations – Mike Hershey
  • Assistant Director of GameDay Operations - Andrew Pifer
  • Equipment Manager - Colin Lap

Head Coach

  • Head Coach – Billy Back
 

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Billy Back
  • Running Backs - Keith Brooks
  • Wide Receivers – J.C. Baker
  • Offensive Line – Josh Newren

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator – Chris Taylor
  • Defensive Line – Sean Middlebrooks
  • Linebackers –
  • Secondary – Kelly Sims

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Commandos Leave CIFL, Join Ultimate Indoor Football League". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. July 11, 2011. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Commandos Re-Sign Back". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. August 24, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Commandos to host Erie in UIFL North Division Finals". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. June 20, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Commandos Capture 3rd Straight League Championship". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. July 2, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sheehan Throws for 10 Touchdowns in 104-12 Win". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. March 24, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2015.