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Coaches to NFL?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:04 pm
by Regular Joe
How long are coaches contracts and do they have a clause that allows them to take NFL jobs?

And who do you think might be candidates when their current deal runs out?

And to replace them?

Re: Coaches to NFL?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:55 pm
by LeoNY
Mike Mitchell revealed this in a recent article on the site. Coaches can leave for the NFL or other opportunities before the XFL season starts. No legal language to prevent the coaches from leaving.

Obviously the big worry is Bob Stoops leaving in January if an NFL team comes knocking. Good thing the Cowboys are off to a good start.

Re: Coaches to NFL?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:10 pm
by MGB01
I had also been concerned about Stoops and USC, but Stoops isn't a West Coast/P12 guy. They'll just throw tons of cash at Chris Petersen instead.

Besides, this is the reason they made coach/GM the deal.

Re: Coaches to NFL?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:31 pm
by Regular Joe
Stoops doesn't worry me. Seems like the thing about the XFL for stoops is the building of something, minus the heavy workload, boosters, the press, the aggravations that one looks to leave behind when they retire.

Face it Stoops could go .500 there won't be calls for his head.

Re: Coaches to NFL?

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:03 am
by johnnyangryfuzzball
I wouldn't worry too much about the coaches leaving. The trend in the NFL has been to find younger, up-and-coming coordinators who haven't held head coaching positions in the NFL before. The three coaches that fit that mold are Hamilton in DC, Moss in LA and Hayes in STL. Coincidentally, all three qualify for the Rooney Rule. I'd say they're the three most at risk of bolting.

The former head coaches who took the same position in the XFL were only mediocre in the NFL: June Jones is a .500 coach, while Marc Trestman and Jim Zorn were less than that (though Trestman was far more successful at the CFL level). They're likely safe, as is Kevin Gilbride, since he's pretty old (68) and has been out of football since 2013.

Stoops? I mean, yeah, his record at Oklahoma is excellent, but Lincoln Riley has continued that without a hitch. If I'm an NFL front office I look at that as a high-risk hire, especially since he'd probably need to have control over personnel decisions, a là Bill Belichick. Now, if Stoops takes Dallas to a win in the 2nd Million Dollar Game, then I might see him as more likely to bolt.