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BREAKING: Defensive Coordinator Pepper Johnson Fired by LA Wildcats

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Defensive Coordinator Pepper Johnson has been fired. This comes as the Wildcats shake up their entire defense. They cut the face of their defense in Anthony Johnson earlier this morning. XFL News Hub’s own Konnor Fulk is reporting.

After the game, Saturday, Head Coach Winston Moss was very upset with his coordinators.  He said that earlier in the week he gave his coordinators 3 things to do in the game: Win the turnover battle, win the explosive play battle, and win the field position battle. They did none of those and Moss was visibly upset. 

Pepper Johnson is a 5 time Super Bowl Champion (2 as a player, 3 as a coach). He was a coach with the Patriots as well as the Bills and Jets.

This is a jaw-dropping move after just one game. The best guess here is that there were some locker room issues as now the DC and defensive captain Anthony Jonhson have been let go by the team 

The Wildcat players are off today so they were just as shocked as everybody else. 

More to come. 

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Growing up northwest of Los Angeles, Matthew Shapiro has lived and breathed sports from a young age. As a youth writer/reporter for the LA Wildcats, Matthew has combined his love for writing and sports. Outside of football, Matthew is a huge Lakers fan and wrote about the Lakers prior to joining XFL News Hub. You can follow Matthew on Twitter @matthewxfl or email him at



  1. brucerace001

    February 10, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Mr.Moss was a bad choice to begin with he is next.

  2. Alan two sheds Jackson

    February 10, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    Moss is either way smarter than the rest of us or he’s insane and intent on driving that franchise into the basement.

  3. dbcourson77

    February 10, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    I am iber excited about this new XFL i feel it can give NFL a run but this kind hyjinx impulsive behavior by the HEAD COACHES is what will eventually turn ppl off and hurt the league…

    this was a bad look for all of XFL…I hope there is more to this than what i read

  4. TiJo Sails7

    February 11, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Agreed, Moss is the problem not peppers or johnson.
    Anyone coach who starts firing coordinators after one game is really showing that he is insecure and does not have a handle how to coach a team.

  5. Mike

    February 12, 2020 at 1:43 am

    Lmao imagine relocating your family so some stuck up retard can fire you as scapegoat after 1 wk because his team didn’t execute. This guy shouldn’t be making any decisions for a professional sports team.

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