June Jones is headed to the XFL to take over the team located in Houston as the head coach.
Jones, who previously was the head coach of SMU and Hawaii, left the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the CFL to join Vince McMahon’s new league, according to a Houston Chronicle report published Monday.
The move is extremely notable because Jones was Johnny Manziel’s coach in the CFL for a brief time, and it’s widely believed the Texas A&M Heisman winner will become the face of the XFL when it returns in 2020.
Vince McMahon has put together a great infrastructure, and adding a guy like Jones is a great move. He has tons of experience coaching in America, and was a head coach at the college level for 16 years. Jones is a notable name. That’s exactly what McMahon needs to add legitimacy to the league.
Add in the fact he has experience working with Manziel, and it could all be coming together for Johnny Football to land in Houston or in Dallas with Bob Stoops.
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The AAF might have gone down in flames, but I really do think the XFL is going to work when it’s all said and done. People are eager for spring football, and Vince McMahon looks like the man to get the job done.