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New Orleans back in the game, Shack, Siegfried updates

After months of rumors, the Bossier/Shreveport franchise is relocating to New Orleans, a Louisiana newspaper is reporting.

The team will take on the logo and nickname “VooDoo” that was used by the New Orleans’ AFL franchise from 2005-08. More here.

Meanwhile, it appears ex-Shock coach Chris Siegfried is in position to take over as head coach of the Pittsburgh Power, one of four new AFL teams for 2011. An announcement could come as early as tomorrow. More here.

Finally, former Shock coach Adam Shackleford has signed on to coach the Tri-Cities Fever for three more years. Read the story here. The Fever play in the IFL, one of indoor football’s minor leagues. Shackleford’s new deal stipulates that he can leave for an NFL, CFL or college job, but not for a position in the AFL.

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