This Week in the XFL | Bob Stoops to FSU? XFL TV Updates!

This Week in the XFL | Bob Stoops to FSU? XFL TV Updates!


Sign everyone up welcome back to another edition of this week in the XFL I’m your host is always the referee Representing XFL newsroom. Ooh the number one source in XFL news and we have a few big items to talk about this week. But before we get started We just wanted to remind everybody that we have another giveaway going on So what are you gonna get what you’ll get two tickets to any game this XFL season now You got to find a way to get there, but we will supply the tickets and here’s what you need to do You just need to like comment and subscribe So if you’re already subscribed if you like and comment on this video or any other video, that counts is another entry now There’s one other thing you need to do You also need to click the link down in the description For the discord and get up to at least a backup status now, it’s not that hard. That’s about 50 messages or so But the good news is is you’ll get to hang out with a lot of other like-minded XFL fans just like me and hopefully just like you I would assume so if you’re tuning in this week, so hey That’s about it get signed up and good luck And hopefully we’ll see you at some of these games at least your fear in Houston or you know You’re in that Dallas Houston game up in Dallas. So we have some TV news to talk about We already knew that the XFL was going to air on ABC ESPN Fox Fox Sports huan’er Fox Sports 2 in at least one case but there are fans overseas Wondering how are we gonna watch the game? Well ESPN announced earlier this week that at least across Europe Middle East and Asia Fans will be able to watch all of the XFL games via its ESPN player So you do need to be a subscriber? I don’t know what that entails but I assume if you have it via your cable package You’ll be able to log in there and stream all of the games. So every one of the regular season games the playoffs and the Championship is going to be aired on the ESPN player app across all of amia in the press release They said the streaming service will bring unrivaled coverage of the 20/20 XFL season including playoffs to fans Viewers will have the opportunity to watch more than 40 XFL games live and on-demand on Desktop tablet Android TV and mobile so you have some options here a lot of people have Smart TVs nowadays So, you know if you get that ESPN app, you’re going to be able to watch all of the games Like I said across Europe the Middle East and Africa, so we’re getting there We’re getting closer, but we have some other ESPN news. So a few weeks ago. We spoke about Fox Officially announcing their broadcast team. So we have Joe Platt Curt Menefee now, we’re seeing the same from ABC and ESPN So officially right we have Steve Levy and Greg McElroy Will serve as the lead broadcast for ESPN and all of the Saturday ESPN games are ABC as well So we have some other folks for that top broadcast as well So we have Tom luginbill who actually was a quarterback coach for the extreme so he’s actually a Championship guy right here is going to be on the field serving as an analyst and we also have Dianna Rossini Right should we’ve seen her doing some coverage in the ESPN We’ve seen her on Monday Night Football even this season, so it’s great to see that’s a huge broadcast team So now we have the Fox team which we’ve spoke about is totally professional It’s people that people know we’re getting the same hear from ESPN and ABC. So what about the sunday games? So we have Tom Hart and Joey Galloway on the play-by-play in the booth but here’s the one that I think a lot of people were interested in Pat McAfee and what he likes to call an unprecedented role right he’s gonna have Unprecedented access he spoke about this on his podcast. He said you might see him in the huddle You might see him speaking to coaches after place. Maybe even talking to a ref after a bad call and this is unprecedented We saw something like this in the original XFL and quite honestly It’s one of the things that I really liked from the original league So I think if there is anybody to fulfill this role Pat McAfee is the man like he mentioned on his podcast He doesn’t know if he’s going to be there for all the games at least all of the ESPN slash ABC games or the Sunday games in particular But he does know he’s going to be there at least week one and he’s hoping to prove himself and he says and I agree This is going to be good TV, right? So he has a fun personality We recently saw him during the booth on Smackdown, right because there was an incident where some folks were stuck in Saudi Arabia With some mechanical problems. They couldn’t fly out Pat McAfee saved the day. He spoke about that on his podcast as well He basically said yes before he had a way to get there But he found his way and it was entertaining and I’m excited to see him running all over the field during those broadcasts I think he’s going to bring some excitement something a little bit different that you don’t see in your NFL games and you know He even said he really kind of wanted to be in the booth That’s not really fun being on the sidelines, but once he heard about this Access and the things that he’s gonna be able to do that’s when he was all on board now He hasn’t seen the limitations yet so we don’t know really what the access is going to be but knowing Vince McMahon and seeing what the XFL is doing so far. I would assume it’s gonna be something fun something Exciting. So again, what do you guys think? Let us know down in the comments below? Do you like the people in the booth both on the ABC ESPN site and the Fox side? What do you think about this? Unprecedented access for Pat McAfee, let us know down in the comments below or hey If you’re feeling like having a good time, click the link down in the description for the discord and join a bunch of other like-minded XFL fans just like me. So now we’re going to tackle what has arguably been Maybe the biggest story of the week now there’s a lot of back and forth here and really there’s no concrete answer just yet, but we’re going to give you our thoughts and Assumptions as we go through everything that we’ve endured so far. So starting Monday There was a lot of rumors that Bob Stoops was maybe being pursued for the head coach position for Florida State University as You would know this this does cause quite a problem because he is the head coach and the general manager of the Dallas renegades We just did the draft now the whole time We never really knew if he was going or not going We’re just reporting what has come out and it seems like the rumors have completely kind of died down at this point That doesn’t mean it’s going to happen or it’s not going to happen But like I said, we’ll run down everything that will give you our thoughts here so over the weekend It was announced that Willie Taggart the head coach of Florida State was let go he was bought out of his contract which we actually spoke about maybe about a week and a half ago and At the time there was some rumors that the FSU boosters were Interested in pursuing Bob Stoops, and even at the time we said look they can presume but it’s not going to happen Well Monday afternoon or actually Monday morning, there was rumors coming out again His name had reemerged as a candidate which has actually been confirmed by the president of FSU now That doesn’t mean they’ve spoken to him but it is confirmed that he was somebody that they wanted where the rumors come in is people were saying online and there were sources telling local news reporters in the Tallahassee area that FSU had around a six million dollar contract ready for Bob Stoops again That doesn’t mean anything that doesn’t mean he’s going to sign him. Plus there are some legal obligations I would assume with his XFL contract now from our understanding there really isn’t anything stopping him from going But as a good measure you would still want to cross your T’s dot your i’s and really not burn any bridges, right? Again, that’s kind of where we’re at Then there was more reports of folks at least on the FSU campus saying that Bob Stoops was on Campus that day which was actually later debunked by Stoops himself now he was in floor But he was down in Hollywood, California For a benefit for the Dan Marino foundation now if you don’t know your geography because if you’re not from Florida You wouldn’t know I’m not from Florida I had to look up Google Maps to be honest with you, but Hollywood Florida is about a six seven hour drive to Tallahassee Now sure he could have taken a jet but I don’t think that’s the case now at the time of recording He’s set to have a Q&A tonight. So Thursday night He’s holding a Q&A which this will be last night the day of release in Oklahoma at Toby Keith’s bar Basically to promote his book and to promote the Renegades So that’s kind of what we know now again, there have been more reports that have come out so wk XL a local ABC affiliate in Tallahassee says their sources say that Bob Stoops is near to signing a deal with FSU But Bob Stoops has since come out at least he spoke to Kurt Herbstreit, and he announced that he’s not a candidate He hasn’t spoken with them. So that’s kind of where we’re at now Here’s my thoughts on it. I don’t think Bob Stoops is going anywhere But he may be a candidate right now if he is a candidate and they do present him a contract. It is possible He does take it but everything we’ve seen so far doesn’t lead us to that conclusion So far he stuck with the XFL. I think he’s dedicated to at least finishing out this first year We don’t know the contract specifics. We don’t know if he’s on a one-year or two-year or maybe even the further Contract but at minimum he’s on a one-year contract and I think that he’s going to fulfill that could that change? Absolutely. We will absolutely keep you posted as we learn more But we just report everything that we see we wanted to keep you in the loop so far It seems like we still have Stoops in Dallas. So come February We’re gonna see that Oklahoma revival Like I said, he’s doing that meet and greet in Oklahoma has a Dallas You know rally he’s trying to get those folks from Oak Homa to come down to those renegades games I know I’m gonna be there once they’re playing Houston. So I’m excited to see that I’m excited to see globe life and I’m excited to see that Bob Stoops seems to be sticking with the league But again, let us know what you think down below or join the discord and let us know your thoughts as well But really that’s about it for this week. We do have some news coming up I’m sure so we know that the jerseys are coming soon around Thanksgiving So we’re getting close there the league recently posted a tweet showing that they were at the manufacturers of their new football So they teased that those are coming soon We might get them at the same time or we might get them one after another but either way it’s shaping up November should be a fun month and then we’re going into December we have some mini camps and then we’re getting to January where we have kind of mini preseason the Exhibitions and then boy, oh boy, it’s February and it’s kickoff and I’m ready to get signed up But again, that’s about it for this week But before we let you go, if you didn’t know we’re also on Facebook and Twitter So give us a follow @xf Owl newsroom get signed up and since we’re on YouTube Make sure you drop a like comment subscribe and hit that Bell to see more drop in new videos Some are going to be live and some are going to be pre-recorded just like this one. 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