On Sunday, the XFL announced eight host cities for their 2023 kickoff season. Included in these were Houston, Seattle, St. Louis, Washington D.C., Arlington, TX and newcomers for the season: Las Vegas, Orlando, Fl and San Antonio.
The XFL filed for bankruptcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic midway through its 2020 season.
With that announcement came the news that Wade Phillips is officially moving on to the next phase of his coaching career. The longtime NFL coach has officially been named the head coach of the XFL’s Houston team.
XFL officially announced Wade Phillips as the head coach of its Houston franchise.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 25, 2022
Phillips is one of three prominent XFL coaches in the state of Texas right now.
The @XFL2023 TEXAS head coaches!— 𝙕𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝘼𝙧𝙣𝙤𝙡𝙙 🇺🇦 (@ZachTheVoice) July 24, 2022
Bob Stoops – ARLINGTON
Wade Phillips – Houston
Hines Ward – San Antonio pic.twitter.com/Gm7qACB9wC
It’s a pretty stellar list.
BREAKING: More pro football for Houston@XFL2023 announces #Htown as one of 8 teams in #XFL 3.0. Team will be coached by Wade Phillips & play its games at @TDECU Stadium. Season starts Feb. 18.— Adam Winkler (@AdamWinkABC13) July 24, 2022
LIVE report at 10pm.
More via @abc13houston: https://t.co/0EaLmkQxWk pic.twitter.com/JsL4ndc683
Houston’s XFL franchise will be fun to watch, and football fans are certainly looking forward to the kick off of 2023.
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