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Former Michigan assistant Pep Hamilton expected to be HC, GM of XFL team

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An interesting opportunity awaits for Hamilton.

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Just two days ago it was reported Michigan assistant coach Pep Hamilton was leaving the Michigan Wolverines for other opportunities. Well, now we know what those other opportunities entail.

Fox Sports college football reporter Bruce Feldman tweeted Thursday night Hamilton is set to be the head coach and general manager of the XFL’s Washington D.C. franchise.

In case you aren’t aware of what the XFL is, it was a failed experiment. WWE founder Vince McMahon is the one who conceptualized the XFL in 1999. Its only season to date was played in 2001, but it was announced early last year the league is being brought back in early 2020 to play another season.

There are only expected to be eight teams in the XFL, so it is fortunate Hamilton was named as the franchise’s head coach and general manager. It will certainly be interesting to see where this opportunity takes him, and if the XFL is able to stick around for more than one season.

Hamilton was with Michigan from 2017-18, where he was the assistant head coach, coached the quarterbacks and helped call offensive plays. Ben McDaniels was named the Wolverines’ new quarterbacks coach Tuesday.