First, it was Landry Jones missing time in the pre-season and getting hurt in Week 4 of the XFL season. Now add offensive coordinator Hal Mumme to that list. The Dallas Renegades have named Jeff Jagodzinski offensive coordinator, effective immediately.
Mumme suffered a leg injury against the Roughnecks when Cameron Artis-Payne accidentally collided with his 67-year-old offensive coordinator. The fall from the collision broke his leg. Mumme kept coaching that game on the sidelines and this weekend from the press box.
“We appreciate Hal’s hard work and efforts with our squad, particularly after his injury last weekend,” noted head coach Bob Stoops. “Unfortunately, it prevented him from performing in the way we needed for the Renegades.”
Bobby Blizzard will have additional duties as Assistant Offensive Coordinator, while also serving as running backs coach. Jagodzinski will maintain his role in overseeing the offensive line. Mumme will remain as an advisor on offense for the Renegades.
This is another blow to a team that many thought could complete for a championship with Bob Stopps at the helm. Losing their starting QB and the OC due to injury after the halfway point of the XFL season could be disastrous.
Jeff Jagodzinsk had stints as offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers (2006), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009) and Georgia State University (2013-15).
The Packers were among the top 10 in the NFL for total offense, while his teams at GSU were in the top 25 nationally in passing offense his last two campaigns at the school.
In addition, he was the head coach at Boston College in 2007-08, where he led the Eagles to a 20-8 (.714) record. During an earlier tenure in Chestnut Hill as offensive coordinator (1997-98), the BC offense had more than 400 yards per game.
The 2-3 Dallas Renegades will face the 3-2 DC Defenders on Sunday, March 15 at 4 pm ET at Audi Field on FS1.
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