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Recap of Marc Trestman’s XFL Press Conference

The league announced Tuesday former NFL head Coach Marc Trestman would be the new Head Coach/GM of the XFL’s Tampa Bay franchise.

Trestman is the fourth XFL coach to be named in the new eight-team league starting play in February 2020. Former Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach Bob Stoops will coach Dallas, former Redskins Head Coach Jim Zorn will be in Seattle and former NFL and College football offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton will be in Washington.

More coaching announcements will come for XFL teams in New York, Los Angeles, Houston, and St. Louis.

Here are some highlights of the press conference

  • Ken Hagan Hillsborough County Commissioner said Tampa Bay is the 11th largest TV market
  • Luck said money matters when working with a startup, and the XFL has it
  • Luck mentioned again a TV deal announcement would be coming soon
  • Oliver said the XFL needs to watch more CFL football for great ideas
  • Oliver reached out to Marc Trestman two months ago
  • Trestman started his coaching career in Florida with Coach Schnellenberger and Jimmy Johnson at The University of Maimi
  • Was a Law student of the University of Maimi
  • Raymond James Stadium has the best playing surface in the country
  • XFL is not here to compete with the NFL or Tampa Bay Bucs
  • Fall of 2019 will be XFL player pool evaluations

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Mark Perry, a passionate sports journalist and the founder and editor of XFL News Hub, has been at the forefront of covering the XFL since its revival in 2018. Within days of the XFL's announced return, Mark initiated XFL News Hub to keep the fans abreast of every detail, game, and development of the league. Mark's extensive knowledge of the sport, combined with his unwavering dedication to providing comprehensive and accurate reporting, has made XFL News Hub the go-to platform for all things related to the XFL. His work over the years has brought him recognition in the world of sports journalism, solidifying his place as a leading voice in XFL coverage. Beyond just reporting, Mark believes in fostering a community around the XFL, engaging fans through his innovative content and discussions. If you have any inquiries, comments, or insights you'd like to share, Mark welcomes you to contact him directly at

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