Janis Burke CEO of the Harris Country-Houston Sports Authority opens the press conference at TDECU Stadium in Houston Texas. Talks about the city of Houston and how it is a great sports town. Then she introduced new XFL Houston president Brian Michael Cooper.
From Brian Michael Cooper XFL Houston President
- Thanks, Vince McMahon, Oliver Luck, and Jeffrey Pollack
- Thanks, County partners
- Goals are to build an organization that is indispensable to the community
- Contributes to the Houston economy by creating jobs
- Build a fun, accessible and affordable product for fans
From Oliver Luck XFL CEO and Commissioner
- Mentioned Elevate Ticket Sales partnership
- TV Deal and schedule – ABC, Fox, ESPN, and FS1
- Broadcast partners sent staff to Austin Texas for Spring League games. They tested rules and broadcasting of the games
- Talked about seven XFL coaching hires
- Eight city summer showcase events for XFL’s is their twist on NFL combine, coaches and scouts of all team will be on site.
- Formers NFL players, top free agents are invited
- College players are able to workout without losing their college eligibility
- June Jones worked with Brett Farve, Jim Kelly, and Warren Moon
From June Jones XFL Houston head coach/GM
- Recognized some friends who were Navy Seals
- Lived In Houston for five years with Houston Gamblers and Houston Oilers
- XFL reminds him a little bit about the USFL
- Loves to find players, excited about that part of the job
- Has been following what has been going on with the XFL
- Kevin Gilbride replaced him with the Houston Oilers back in the day. He recommended him for the job.
- Marc Trestman competed against him, got to know him in the CFL
- Always ha followed Bob Stoops and his offense because both coaches like the wide-open style of play
- Hal Mumme coached with June Jones and against him
- Dallas vs. Houston XFL rivalry will be big
- Excited about the new XFL rules
- Coaching in Houston is full circle for him having had his coaching start in the city
- Watching the “This Was The XFL” 30 for 30 on ESPN triggered an interest for him. The last 3 minutes of it with Vince and Dick Ebersol talking about bringing it back. Vince’s eye and knew he would get things done with the XFL
- Met with Bill Walsh in his later years in Hawaii as head coach
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