I had the opportunity to speak with XFL commissioner Oliver Luck last week about a number of topics ranging from everything to the new XFL, which kicks off in less than a month, to the Redskins hiring of Ron Rivera, to his son Andrew’s abrupt retirement from the NFL.
Check out the interview in the SoundCloud app below. You can find minute marker references for the different topics discussed under the app.
If you’re interested in learning more about the XFL, its rules and the DC Defenders then I encourage you to check out the following links before the season begins on February 8th:
0:37 - How the XFL will compete and coexist with the NFL.
2:18 - The XFL not having a three-year waiting period after high school.
5:34 - The new rules for the league are discussed.
7:45 - Why the new XFL has a better chance of succeeding where other leagues like the AAF and the 2001 iteration of the XFL did not.
11:05 - How the XFL has used analytics.
13:08 - Andrew Luck’s decision to retire, how he is doing now and his chances of making a comeback.
15:43 - The Redskins hiring Ron Rivera.
16:36 - The XFL’s Washington team, the DC Defenders.