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Group logos, names, coaches, stadiums, extra

The XFL is again in 2023, its third iteration after attempting to launch a spring soccer league two different occasions. The primary got here in 2001, and there was additionally a COVID-19-shortened try in 2020. Earlier than the league, which is being run by an possession group headed by league co-owners Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Dany Garcia, can get going, nevertheless, it first wanted its eight groups to have logos and workforce names.

We now have these, because the XFL launched the franchise names and types Monday, the following step because the league readies for its kickoff in February, which might be proven on the ESPN household of networks. What’s subsequent? Assigning 16 quarterbacks to its franchises (two per workforce) on Nov. 15, adopted by the draft, which can happen Nov. 16-17 on the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada.

Listed below are the eight workforce names and logos, together with details about the stadiums and head coaches for every franchise:

Arlington Renegades

Stadium: Choctaw Stadium
Coach: Bob Stoops

Stoops is understood for his success on the College of Oklahoma, the place he coached from 1999 to 2016. He introduced a struggling Sooners program again to nationwide prominence, profitable a championship in 2000 and main Oklahoma to 10 Massive 12 titles in 18 seasons. Stoops compiled a 191-48 file with the Sooners, making him the winningest coach in Oklahoma historical past. He additionally coached the XFL’s Dallas Renegades in 2020, main them to a 2-3 mark.

DC Defenders

Stadium: AudiField
Coach: Reggie Barlow

Barlow, who performed eight seasons within the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a receiver and kick returner, coached 13 seasons for HBCU groups earlier than becoming a member of the XFL. Barlow coached eight seasons at his alma mater, Alabama State, from 2007 to 2014 earlier than teaching one other 5 seasons at Division II Virginia State from 2016 to 2021. He has an 83-58 file as a coach with one convention title.

Houston Roughnecks

Stadium: TDECU Stadium
Coach: Wade Phillips

Phillips has coached skilled soccer courting again to 1976, serving as a defensive assistant coach for 10 NFL franchises, most just lately because the Los Angeles Rams’ coordinator from 2017 to 2019. Phillips has additionally been an NFL head coach, compiling an 83-69 file over 9 seasons (together with playoffs) with the Denver Broncos, Buffalo Payments and Dallas Cowboys.

Orlando Guardians

Stadium: Tenting World Stadium
Coach: Terrell Buckley

After spending 14 seasons as a cornerback within the NFL from 1992 to 2005 for seven groups, together with the Tremendous Bowl XXXVI champion New England Patriots in 2001, Buckley labored as a university coach for 15 seasons after retiring as a participant. He was an assistant on the faculty degree from 2007 to 2021, most just lately because the cornerbacks coach for Ole Miss from 2020 to 2021. The Florida State product had 50 profession interceptions within the NFL.

San Antonio Brahmas

Stadium: Alamodome
Coach: Hines Ward

Ward joins the Brahmas as their coach and common supervisor after an illustrious 14-year taking part in profession for the Pittsburgh Steelers, through which he made 4 Professional Bowls and was the Most Helpful Participant of Tremendous Bowl XL. Ward completed his taking part in profession with 1,000 receptions for 12,083 yards and 85 touchdowns. He has 4 seasons of teaching expertise, most just lately because the extensive receivers coach at Florida Atlantic in 2021.

Seattle Sea Dragons

Stadium: LumenField
Coach: Jim Haslett

Together with taking part in eight seasons within the NFL as a linebacker for the Payments and New York Jets and training the New Orleans Saints for six seasons from 2000 to 2005, Haslett has expertise with spinoff soccer leagues, as he led the United Soccer League’s Florida Tuskers to a 6-0 file in 2009. Haslett has practically three many years of NFL teaching expertise as a head coach, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.

St. Louis BattleHawks

Stadium: The Dome at America’s Middle
Coach: Anthony Becht

Becht was a first-round draft choose by the Jets in 2000 and spent 11 seasons within the NFL as a good finish for the Jets, Buccaneers, Rams, Arizona Cardinals and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs. Becht, who had 188 profession receptions for 1,537 yards and 21 touchdowns as a participant, served because the tight ends coach for the Alliance of American Soccer’s San Diego Fleet in 2019.

Vegas Vipers

Stadium: TBA
Coach: Rod Woodson

Woodson was inducted into the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame in 2009 after a 17-year profession with the Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens and Raiders, which noticed him set an NFL file with 12 interception returns for touchdowns and end third in league historical past with 71 interceptions. Woodson, who gained a Tremendous Bowl with the Ravens in 2000, spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Raiders from 2015 to 2017.

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