One new professional football league is taking on a decidedly college football feel to it.
Earlier this week, it was reported and subsequently confirmed that retired Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops was unretiring to take over as the head coach and general manager of the XFL’s Dallas franchise. Thursday night, reports surfaced that Pep Hamilton will take over the same roles for the league’s Washington D.C. entry.
The news comes just days after reports surfaced that Hamilton was the odd man out on Jim Harbaugh‘s Michigan coaching staff.
Hamilton, who spent the past two seasons in Ann Arbor, is certainly a known commodity to current XFL commissioner and former West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck.
From 2011-12, Hamilton was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Stanford, whose quarterback at the time, Andrew Luck, is Luck’s son. Hamilton also served as Luck’s coordinator his first three seasons as a member of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.