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Recap of June Jones XFL Houston Press Conference

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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