Houston Roughnecks head coach, June Jones, joined the Bobby Curran Show in ESPN Honolulu in Hawaii. They talk about the 20 people interested in purchasing the XFL, Vince McMahon, Oliver Luck, PJ Walker, XFL Rules, and more.
Here are some highlights from the interview:
Jones On A Potential Buyer For The XFL
“It sounds like they have about 20 people that are interested in purchasing it out of Bankruptcy. The one rumored is Disney and I think that would be a real real positive deal because they own ABC and ESPN”
Jones Talks About Disney Owning the XFL
“It is kind of set up, they know the numbers, they were involved in it. They know what’s there, the TV ratings, the advertising dollars, they know whats happened.”
Jones on Vince McMahon
“He paid everybody, he refunded the season ticket money to all the fans. He paid the coaches and players their contracts for the year. He didn’t walk away from anything.”
Jones On The NFL & College Playing in 2020
My instinct is I think the NFL is gonna play. I personally don’t think the colleges are going to play. Except for maybe the Power 5 since they are getting the money from Television”
Jones On Returning To The XFL And Roughnecks
I know if the league happens, I know my phone will ring. I know that all the coaches have a second year on their contract. If that means they will pick up on all the too. I don’t know how all the legality goes with those things. I know the opportunity to go back to Houston will be there…. Houston is a great town and I would have no problem going back.”
Jones On If They Played A Full Season
“I think we would have closed out the year with 30,000 to 40,000 people per game in Houston”
June Jones is the first XFL head coach to say he would welcome the opportunity to return to the XFL. Recently former AAF head coach Steve Spurrier remarked, that he too would welcome an opportunity to coach in the XFL.
We will know if and who will be the new owners of the XFL in August.
Full Interview Here
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June 5, 2020 at 11:18 pm
June can say whatever he wants, and no one can ever really know, but they weren’t going to miraculously double their ticket sales when they couldn’t sell the league’s only undefeated team, with arguably its most exciting player.
Gary D Linger
August 16, 2020 at 1:19 pm
No new league will be NFL lite the way the USFL was. If at some point in time a bunch of rich men try to recreate that magic I will most definitely look forward to it. Until that time I will never get overly enthused about any new league.
June 6, 2020 at 6:44 pm
Sounds positive. I like that. 30-40,000 I don’t believe though. Houston only getting 19,000 with the best and most exciting team was discouraging in a football state like Texas.