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Former Browns HC Hue Jackson Turns Down XFL Coaching Offer

The new head coach at Louisiana’s Grambling State University, Hue Jackson, is happy in his new position. The former NFL coach sat down with USA Today’s Mike Jones to discuss his new job. In the article, it was also revealed that the XFL came calling as well.

“A long-time position coach, well-respected offensive coordinator, and a two-time head coach in the NFL, Jackson could have waited to see if his phone would ring for an interview request or a high-ranking assistant position offer. He’d already received an inquiry from the XFL about a potential head-coaching position.

It looks like both the XFL and USFL are looking to lock down coaches. We have heard from sources within the USFL that they, too, are close to making some coaching announcements. 

In January, Jackson’s name was brought up for the OC position with the Pittsburgh Steelers along with former DC Defenders head coach/GM Pep Hamilton. Hamilton went on to become the QB coach for the Houston Texans.

It looks like Jackson is here to stay with the HBCU school.

“I think of it as taking young men and giving them a chance to showcase their abilities while teaching them life lessons on how to go to class and how to do all of the things that it takes to be successful in life, and potentially, on the next level.

“I have no aspirations beyond that and trying to make Grambling one of the best football programs in the country.”

Hue Jackson last coached in 2018 as head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

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