Colorado football HC Deion Sanders sends strong message of approval on The Rock's UFL

Birmingham Stallions v Arlington Renegades
Birmingham Stallions v Arlington Renegades / Sam Hodde/UFL/GettyImages

Colorado football head coach Deion Sanders sung the praises of the job his friend Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is doing with the UFL during the spring league's debut game between the Birmingham Stallions and Arlington Renegades on March 30; a game the two-time defending USFL champion Stallions defeated the reigning XFL champion Renegades 27-14.

"(The) Rock and Dany (Garcia) are doing a wonderful job giving people hope (and) keeping the dreams alive," Sanders said while being interviewed during the contest (h/t The US Sun). "(When) I walked out on to this field, it was electric. I'm loving it. It's wonderful. The fans are getting a close-up on how things really are and I love it. It's exciting."

Sanders made his presence felt at the UFL's opener during the in-game interview, flashing a golden whistle and stressing the importance of the opportunity the spring league provides to players whose dreams are to get to, or get back to, the NFL.

Colorado football HC Deion Sanders' friend The Rock wants to expand the UFL

Every single fan of football should be excited about the future plans The Rock has to expand the UFL in the future. As Johnson joined the broadcast booth with Curt Menefee and Joel Klatt, The Rock explained his future goal for the league: to expand into more cities and field more teams.

"I think as we stood this new iteration of this league up, the merging of XFL and USFL the idea was what were the cities that we can stand up and create the brand in and also be open to how and where and when we can expand the league into other cities as well," The Rock said.

"Because as we all know, just as fans of football, there are a lot of cities out there who would not only love to have a UFL team but fully embrace a UFL team. So, we'll continue to look at that and see where we can open up and expand. It's exciting."

A best-case scenario for the league would be to expand to at least 16 teams and become a partner of the NFL. Should the league see ratings success, and with the combined audiences of the USFL and XFL, it's feasible, there's a high ceiling for the UFL moving forward as a brand.