USFL Championship Game: ‘No. 1 Rated Shows Summary Final

By RJ Young
FOX Sports USFL Writer

CANTON, Ohio — The dust has settled on the USFL Championship game, with the Birmingham Stallions at the top of the Philadelphia Stars in a thriller. But that didn’t mean it was time to call it a night.

In fact, we were just getting started with a live post-game edition of “The No. 1 Rated Show with RJ Young” on the grounds of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

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There were a lot of highlights from the show.

First, Scooby Wright and Bo Scarbrough stopped by to talk about the big game.

Both players had an impact on the final result. Wright not only had three tackles, but also invented the play that essentially froze the game, retaking an interception 46 yards out for a touchdown.

“I was jumping out of my pants!” Scarbrough spoke about his reaction to Wright’s pick six. “I just felt like the defense was going to make a play and then Scooby came in with the interception. I was about to jump off the stadium.”

Birmingham’s Scooby Wright and Bo Scarbrough ponder title

Birmingham's Scooby Wright and Bo Scarbrough ponder title

Birmingham’s Scooby Wright and Bo Scarbrough reflect on winning the inaugural USFL title after beating the Philadelphia Stars.

Scarbrough also had a huge impact on the game, rushing for 135 yards and a touchdown on just 13 carries.

When asked what he would do with the $10,000 player bonus for winning the title, Scarbrough replied that he would put it in the bank. Wright had other ideas in mind, however. “I could go buy a Harley,” he said.

Then quarterback Alex McGough came to talk about his wild one-season run – in which he started as a starter, gave up the job to J’Mar Smith, then kept his cool and led a comeback after Smith crashed on Sunday.

Alex McGough talks about his wild one-season run

Alex McGough talks about his wild one-season run

Alex McGough talks with RJ Young about winning the USFL Championship. McGough has revealed how he approached sharing Birmingham’s QB position with J’Mar Smith.

“There’s no point having a sour attitude or a bad attitude when you’re still in the fight,” McGough said. “I just think the coach [Skip Holtz] did a really good job of lifting everyone’s spirits and what we’re here to do, and that’s to win.”

Finally, Holtz talked about how he calmed down McGough when he took over late in the game, how he tried to get title game MVP Victor Bolden Jr. more involved in the offense, and his gratitude to so many of people, including his wife, who has moved to Birmingham. be with him throughout the season.

“There are a lot of people I could thank. The staff, of course,” Holtz said. “Those players have been my biggest reward all season. The support of my wife – she moved to Birmingham. She was there all year. I have all my family members who came for this game.

“I was blessed with an amazing family, great staff and an amazing football team.”

Stallion trainer Skip Holtz breaks down title win

Stallion trainer Skip Holtz breaks down title win

Birmingham Stallions head coach Skip Holtz joins FOX Sports’ RJ Young to explain what he said to QB Alex McGough before his touchdown, how he involved WR Victor Bolden Jr. in the offense and more .

RJ Young is a national college football writer and analyst for FOX Sports and the host of the podcast “The #1 Rated Show Starring RJ Young.” Follow him on Twitter at @RJ_Youngand subscribe to “The RJ Young Showon YouTube. It’s not on a StepMill.


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