Former Steeler Hines Ward lays out vision as San Antonio’s XFL head coach

SAN ANTONIO (KDKA) – If there were more ways to describe former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, it’s “play with an edge” and “resilient.”

That’s how he described how his XFL team will play when the season begins.

“I am proud to announce that I am the head coach of your first XFL team,” Ward said on Twitter. “It’s an honor to represent this city, and we’re going to play with the edge and resilience you’ve come to expect from the home of the Alamo.”

The XFL is scheduled to return in the spring of 2023 on February 18 in eight cities: Arlington, Houston, Las Vegas, Orlando, St. Louis, San Antonio, Seattle and Washington, DC.

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Ward, who played 14 seasons with the Steelers, winning two Super Bowls, was announced as the head coach of the San Antonio franchise earlier this week.

Meanwhile, Rod Woodson will be the head coach in Las Vegas and former Steelers defensive coordinator Jim Haslett will be the head coach in Seattle.

Back in 2020, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson bought the defunct football league from now-retired WWE Chairman Vince McMahon for $15 million.

Since then, Johnson has been plotting the return of the Football League.

Johnson even announced a partnership with the NFL, not an adversary.

While Pittsburgh may not land an XFL franchise, the city’s football fingerprints are all over the place.

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