It’s another step towards the re-launch of Vince McMahon’s XFL.
The league is holding a showcase to evaluate talent tomorrow at TDECU Stadium on the campus of the University of Houston. XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck, a former Houston Oiler, tells KTRH they aren’t just looking at any player that comes in off the street. All of the players on the field tomorrow in this combine like setting have been invited.
“Got about a hundred players, guys that in some cases have had double digit years in the National Football League or in other professional leagues,” Luck said.
Houston coach June Jones will be in attendance tomorrow, as will the other league coaches. The event is open to the public if you want to watch. Luck says the process of re-launching the league is very different than it was in 2001, when the league came on to the scene without the kind of football preparation work that is going on now.
“We want to begin to sign players into the league draft pool, so that the coaches will have a good understanding of the talent level,” Luck stated.
One player that won’t be there is former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel. Luck says he wasn’t invited to the showcases this weekend. But, he could be invited to others in the future.