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Tampa Bay Storm faces New Orleans, former coach Tim Marcum

TAMPA — Tim Marcum said "he'd live to fight again" and would "bring a team (to Tampa to) kick your butt" after the longtime Storm coached resigned amid controversy before last season.

Tonight, he gets the chance in the Big Easy.

The Storm travels to New Orleans, where Marcum was recently named associate head coach.

Marcum, the winningest coach in Arena Football League history, guided the Storm to four league championships in his 15 seasons as coach and general manager.

His tenure ended less than a month before the start of the 2011 season when he admitted forwarding racially insensitive and pornographic emails.

Welcome Back: The Storm's passing game, sixth in the league at 299.3 yards per game, gets a boost tonight with the return of WR Amarri Jackson. The former USF star came off injured reserve this week after missing the first three games with a concussion.

Last season, Jackson set franchise rookie records for catches (125), receiving yards (1,619) and touchdowns (35). He took the roster spot of WR Mark Jones, a former Buccaneer out with a rib injury.

More moves: LB David Akinniyi went on injured reserve with a broken arm. He was hurt during the second half last week against Jacksonville while trying to recover a fumble. … DL Reggie Kinlaw (sprained ankle) was activated. … Former Cowboys LB Steve Octavien was signed. … FB/LB Eric Ortiz, a former Alonso High star, was released.

Hardware: WR Victor Williams was named the league's Ironman of the Week. During the 71-69 win against Jacksonville, he returned a kickoff for a touchdown, recorded a sack, forced a fumble and caught three passes for 28 yards.

.Tonight

Storm

at New Orleans

When/where: 8; New Orleans Arena

Records: Storm 2-1; New Orleans 1-2

TV/radio: NFL Network; 1250-AM

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