XFL announces TV deal with ESPN, ABC, FX

The XFL announced on Tuesday that the professional football league reached a television agreement with The Walt Disney Company, including ABC and ESPN.

The agreement for the 2023 through 2027 seasons calls for televising all 40 regular-season games, two playoff games and a championship game each season on a combination of ABC, ESPN and FX.

The 2023 season is scheduled to kick off on Feb. 18.

Official announcement on xfl.com

XFL announces head coaches for 2023

There have already been a number of media reports that Reggie Barlow will be the head coach of San Antonio’s XFL team for the 2023 season.

This coming even before an official announcement that San Antonio has an XFL team.

Today, the league announced its list of head coaches for next year and it includes some high profile names.

Wade Phillips is a former NFL head coach and a highly regarded defensive coach. He is the son of Houston Oilers coaching legend Bum Phillips.

Bob Stoops won 190 games at Oklahoma including an undefeated season and national championship in 2000.

Rod Woodson is an NFL Hall of Fame defensive back. He played for 17 season and was named to 11 Pro Bowls. He had 71 career interceptions and returned 12 for touchdowns.

Hines Ward is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ all-team leader in catches with 1,000, yards with 12,083 and receiving touchdowns with 85. He was the most valuable player in Super Bowl XL when the Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks.

Terrell Buckley will be head coach of the XFL Orlando franchise, according to a Twitter report by Matt Zenitz (@on3sports). Buckley was an NFL defensive back for 14 seasons and has been a college assistant coach.

Jim Haslett coached in the NFL from 1996 to 2014. He was the head coach of the New Orleans Saints for six seasons.

Anthony Becht played in 11 NFL seasons as a tight end, mostly with the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Becht has worked in TV and radio as an analyst covering college football and the NFL.

Barlow had a 34-16 record as head coach at Virginia State before joining the XFL. Barlow is a former NFL receiver and returner.

Reports: Reggie Barlow will coach San Antonio’s XFL team

There has been no official announcement that San Antonio will be part of the next XFL season, which is scheduled to kick off in 2023.

But media reports indicate Reggie Barlow will be San Antonio’s head coach. The city is a logical location for an XFL franchise considering the San Antonio Commanders led the AAF in attendance.

The news about Barlow was originally reported by CBS 6 WTVR in Richmond, Virginia. He is currently the head coach at Virginia State, where he has a 34-16 record. He previously served as head coach at Alabama State.

Story on Barlow from richmond.com

Barlow played eight seasons in the NFL and was part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2003 Super Bowl championship team. He saw limited action at receiver and returner with the Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars. He had 39 career receptions for 522 yards and one touchdown. He also had one kickoff return and two punt returns for touchdowns.