Memphis shut out by Birmingham in Mike Singletary's AAF coaching debut

Source: WIAT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (KWTX) Former Baylor linebacker and Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Singletary made his AAF head coaching debut Sunday night, but his Memphis Express were shut out 26-0 by the Birmingham Iron.

Memphis produced just 212 yards of offense compared to Birmingham's 338. Express quarterback Christian Hackenberg completed 10-of-23 passes for 87 yards before handing the offensive reigns over to Brandon Silvers.

"The biggest thing you want to do is find the right people and put them in the right places," Singletary said. "Sometimes you think you see something and you've got to go with a hunch. Other times you feel like maybe there's not enough time. It's going to take a week, but we'll learn a lot from this week.

"Failure is a great teacher, and we will learn a lot from this game."

Singletary was named as the inaugural Express coach May 10, 2018, less than two months after being hired to the same position at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas.

He and the Express will host the Arizona Hotshots Sat., Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. The game will be televised on NFL Network.