SAN DIEGO CRUSADERS
ALL-TIME RECORD: 49-15-0
LAST SEASON: 14-2
TEAM OVERALL: 87
The Columbus Explorers entered the RFL in Season 2 along with the NFC expansion. They have been a successful franchise every year with records of 13-3, 11-5, 11-5 and 14-2. Columbus started in the NFC South for season 2,3,4 and switched to the NFC North this year along with the Toronto Thunderbirds, Brooklyn Barons and Chicago Tigers during the RFL re-alignment.
The team has had 2 user coaches in the 4 years with current coach Bill Nicholson being the longest tenured with 2 seasons under his belt. They are known for touting a stingy defense along with a methodical offense which has been led by quarterback Latavien Worrell since the teams first game in the league. The current state of the team is a win now mentality while their window is open. While a good amount of the starters are getting up in age, coach Nicholson has started bringing in young guys that are being primed to replace the current starters to enable the team to sustain their current success for years to come.