- The XFL announced its list of offensive and defensive coordinators on Thursday
- The list included a number of big-name veteran coaches
- One name in particular stood on to fans on Twitter as being particularly notable
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XFL Announces Offensive And Defensive Coordinators
The XFL is back again (again!).
The controversial football league is set to be re-reborn in 2022 and features some big name head coaches that will lead its teams. After revealing its head coaches in April, the league announced its list of offensive and defensive coordinators on Thursday.
XFL teams announce offensive and defensive coordinators
Fans will recognize veteran coaches like Gregg Williams, June Jones, Jim Herrmann Ron Zook and guys breaking into the profession after playing careers like Bruce Gradkowskihttps://t.co/xgUT4dRXhI
— Doug Samuels (@CoachSamz) June 9, 2022
The list of coordinators features a number of coaches that fans will recognize. There’s former Hawaii and SMU head coach June Jones. Longtime Michigan defensive coordinator and NFL linebackers coach Jim Hermmann will join the league. As will for Florida head coach Ron Zook.
But one name in particular seemed to catch the eye of football fans across Twitter.
Bountygate Orchestrator Gregg Williams To Join XFL
Gregg Williams is a polarizing figure. The veteran defensive coordinator has had a ton of success in the NFL coaching a number of different teams. Though he’s most popular for a pair of other stories.
Most notably, Williams was suspended by the NFL for leading the New Orleans’ Saints bountygate scheme where players were offered bonuses to injury the opposing team’s best players.
Williams was also the star of the show when the Cleveland Browns participated in the HBO series “Hard Knocks” during his stint as the team’s defensive coordinator.
Gregg Williams has a major "mid-life crisis" look going on Hard Knocks.
— Barton Simmons (@bartonsimmons) August 17, 2016
The funniest line in Hard Knocks was Gregg Williams saying he turned down 7 jobs to be there.
— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) August 9, 2018
Gregg Williams’ Hard Knocks swan song/curtain call/mic drop… pic.twitter.com/nyspcQXbPo
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) September 5, 2018
Now Williams is back on the sidelines, albeit in a different league, and fans are taking notice.
We don’t know how many NFL head coach jobs he’ll claim he turned down this time, but ex-Saints DC Gregg Williams has been hired as an XFL assistant coach: https://t.co/gHkG8PNKN8
— TheSaintsWire (@TheSaintsWire) June 9, 2022
yea theres no way thats the Gregg Williams that i think it is https://t.co/Ee1LSgtIAk
— 💫 (@DesignsByPeak) June 9, 2022
So the team lead by Reggie Barlow is going to have Gregg Williams as Defensive Coordinator? SQUEEEE! #XFL https://t.co/PZl9oxP3Cy
— Seth “Collector of Footballs” Lessans (@TujuMaster) June 9, 2022
It's even funnier when you realize Gregg Williams signed on as a defensive coordinator, not a head coach. 😆
— Brent Sobleski (@brentsobleski) June 9, 2022
Williams will call the defense for the team formerly known as the DC Defenders. For better or worse it figures to be must-see TV.