Pep Hamilton will become coach, G.M. of XFL’s Washington franchise

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Pep Hamilton will become coach, G.M. of XFL’s Washington franchise

Post by Joker » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:10 pm

Pep Hamilton resigned at Michigan on Monday to pursue other opportunities. Hamilton is expected to become coach and General Manager of the XFL’s Washington, D.C., franchise, Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports reports.

He has spent 11 seasons coaching in the NFL, most recently with the Browns in 2016. He was the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach for one season in Cleveland. Hamilton also has coached for the Jets, 49ers, Bears and Colts.

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Re: Pep Hamilton will become coach, G.M. of XFL’s Washington franchise

Post by mnelson » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:21 pm

It's funny how these coach hirings seem to be leaked in advance. :)

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Re: Pep Hamilton will become coach, G.M. of XFL’s Washington franchise

Post by MikeMitchell » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:12 pm

Joker wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:10 pm
Pep Hamilton resigned at Michigan on Monday to pursue other opportunities. Hamilton is expected to become coach and General Manager of the XFL’s Washington, D.C., franchise, Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports reports.

He has spent 11 seasons coaching in the NFL, most recently with the Browns in 2016. He was the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach for one season in Cleveland. Hamilton also has coached for the Jets, 49ers, Bears and Colts.
As I mentioned on the main board. Pep Hamilton has a lot of connections to The XFL and DC. I feel like a fool for missing this one. I didn't think he was going to leave Michigan because he was being paid a hefty salary.

Pep Hamilton coached XFL Director of Football Operations Sam Schwartzstein at Stanford. He was David Shaw and Jim Harbaugh's right hand man. He coached Oliver's son Andrew at Stanford and with The Colts. Pep was the offensive coordinator. Anytime, you get a coach that is an offensive guy, with experience in college and the pros. That's a good thing for an upstart league. It helps that Hamilton went to school and started his coaching career at DC, at Howard University.

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Re: Pep Hamilton will become coach, G.M. of XFL’s Washington franchise

Post by XFL_FAN » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:49 am

MikeMitchell wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:12 pm
Joker wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:10 pm
Pep Hamilton resigned at Michigan on Monday to pursue other opportunities. Hamilton is expected to become coach and General Manager of the XFL’s Washington, D.C., franchise, Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports reports.

He has spent 11 seasons coaching in the NFL, most recently with the Browns in 2016. He was the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach for one season in Cleveland. Hamilton also has coached for the Jets, 49ers, Bears and Colts.
As I mentioned on the main board. Pep Hamilton has a lot of connections to The XFL and DC. I feel like a fool for missing this one. I didn't think he was going to leave Michigan because he was being paid a hefty salary.

Pep Hamilton coached XFL Director of Football Operations Sam Schwartzstein at Stanford. He was David Shaw and Jim Harbaugh's right hand man. He coached Oliver's son Andrew at Stanford and with The Colts. Pep was the offensive coordinator. Anytime, you get a coach that is an offensive guy, with experience in college and the pros. That's a good thing for an upstart league. It helps that Hamilton went to school and started his coaching career at DC, at Howard University.
I think DC is one of the less popular teams so to get a coach who has name recognition is good for the franchise. When do they announce him? Next week you think?
New York Knights-Kevin Gilbride
Washington Guardians-Pep Hamilton
Tampa Bay Sharks-Marc Trestman
St. Louis Archers-Jonathan Hayes

Seattle Orcas-Jim Zorn
LA Sabercats-Jack Del Rio
Houston Generals-Jeff Fisher
Dallas Stampede-Bob Stoops

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Re: Pep Hamilton will become coach, G.M. of XFL’s Washington franchise

Post by MikeMitchell » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:55 am

XFL_FAN wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:49 am
MikeMitchell wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:12 pm
Joker wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:10 pm
Pep Hamilton resigned at Michigan on Monday to pursue other opportunities. Hamilton is expected to become coach and General Manager of the XFL’s Washington, D.C., franchise, Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports reports.

He has spent 11 seasons coaching in the NFL, most recently with the Browns in 2016. He was the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach for one season in Cleveland. Hamilton also has coached for the Jets, 49ers, Bears and Colts.


As I mentioned on the main board. Pep Hamilton has a lot of connections to The XFL and DC. I feel like a fool for missing this one. I didn't think he was going to leave Michigan because he was being paid a hefty salary.

Pep Hamilton coached XFL Director of Football Operations Sam Schwartzstein at Stanford. He was David Shaw and Jim Harbaugh's right hand man. He coached Oliver's son Andrew at Stanford and with The Colts. Pep was the offensive coordinator. Anytime, you get a coach that is an offensive guy, with experience in college and the pros. That's a good thing for an upstart league. It helps that Hamilton went to school and started his coaching career at DC, at Howard University.
I think DC is one of the less popular teams so to get a coach who has name recognition is good for the franchise. When do they announce him? Next week you think?
Monday or Tuesday seems right. In Pep Hamilton’s case. I think the press conference is important. Bob Stoops didn’t really need to sell himself. Hamilton on the other hand, can get some good PR rolling, by having a good introduction in that market. His ties to the DC area are a good selling point.

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Re: Pep Hamilton will become coach, G.M. of XFL’s Washington franchise

Post by MikeSherman » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:00 pm

His ties to Howard are nice enough, but that's not going to move the needle in DC. People barely care about the bad Big 10 program in town, let alone the bad FCS ones.

With only 20K in seats at Audi, I actually think DC has the easiest job to do, so it's a good place to put an unknown. I was pulling for Paul Johnson, which I knew was a pipe dream, but I think the key was to steer clear of anyone with ties to the Redskins (like Haslett).

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Re: Pep Hamilton will become coach, G.M. of XFL’s Washington franchise

Post by XFL_FAN » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:23 pm

MikeSherman wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:00 pm
His ties to Howard are nice enough, but that's not going to move the needle in DC. People barely care about the bad Big 10 program in town, let alone the bad FCS ones.

With only 20K in seats at Audi, I actually think DC has the easiest job to do, so it's a good place to put an unknown. I was pulling for Paul Johnson, which I knew was a pipe dream, but I think the key was to steer clear of anyone with ties to the Redskins (like Haslett).
Audi should be looking great on TV. Might have New York @ DC for the opener on Fox so that it will give people a good impression of the league out of the gate and people will come back for the Sunday ABC game.
New York Knights-Kevin Gilbride
Washington Guardians-Pep Hamilton
Tampa Bay Sharks-Marc Trestman
St. Louis Archers-Jonathan Hayes

Seattle Orcas-Jim Zorn
LA Sabercats-Jack Del Rio
Houston Generals-Jeff Fisher
Dallas Stampede-Bob Stoops

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