Football fans who are anticipating the XFL 2020 season's start are waiting for the latest news on how teams will look heading into that season. There are eight teams altogether, with one team having already named a head coach. The Dallas team named Bob Stoops as head coach recently. Now it appears that a second team is going to announce their head coach too. While they won't quite have the big name power that Bob Stoops brought to headlines, it could be a big deal to show the XFL is adding some top caliber coaching status.

XFL's DC team to announce coach

Just like the XFL's Dallas franchise, the Washington, D.C. club doesn't have an official nickname, colors, logo, or anything else yet. However, it appears as of Thursday (Feb. 21), the team will have a head coach ahead of their inaugural season. Reports have come in from various sources including The Spun and NBC's Pro Football Talk that the XFL DC team will reveal Pep Hamilton as their head coach.

The Spun indicates that Pep has worked with the Michigan Wolverines and head coach Jim Harbaugh.

In 2017 and 2018, he was the assistant head coach and passing game coordinator. Hamilton also worked with Harbaugh at Stanford University in 2010 as wide receivers coach.

Ties to the NFL, coaching experience

Pep Hamilton also has ties to the NFL. In 2016 he worked as assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach for the Cleveland Browns. He also worked with the Indianapolis Colts from 2013 through 2015 as the team's offensive coordinator.

Hamilton has never been a head coach at either the college or professional stage, though. The XFL will offer him the ability to change that and if the league takes off in a good way, it could give Pep Hamilton a boost. As mentioned, he's not the sort of big-name coach that a Bob Stoops is, but can certainly make a name for himself in DC.

The rebooted XFL season will officially kick off in February of 2020.

It will arrive the week after the NFL's Super Bowl to give football fans another several months work of the game to watch. Right now, the American Alliance Football league is going on, as they've started their inaugural season. XFL is probably paying a lot of attention to how they perform in terms of ratings and interest levels.

Interest should build up even more for the new XFL campaign as there are team names, logos, and roster players unveiled.

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There have already been rumors that stars like Clemson's Trevor Lawrence could enter XFL early from college whereas that's not an option for NFL. It could open the door to some early stars playing for the XFL ahead of the NFL. Either way, player names will be amongst the big announcements on the way as 2019 continues forth.

The official XFL press conference arrives on Thursday (Feb. 21) at 1 p.m. Eastern Time and will stream online through various XFL platforms including Twitter.

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