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Around the XFL: QB1 reunion

Today's docket has a moment of "game recognizing game" among signal callers; a behind-the-scenes account of one of the league’s biggest events so far; a local profile of one of the XFL’s potential game-breaking receivers; and a celebration of speed.

QB1-on-1

Fresh off his on-court matchup with head coach Pep Hamilton, DC Defenders quarterback Cardale Jones met up with LSU quarterback and former Ohio State (err, The Ohio State University) teammate Joe Burrow: 

    Burrow, who transfered to the SEC powerhouse before the 2018 season, is one of the frontrunners for this year's Heisman Trophy. Jones held the same distinction for a time during the Buckeyes' 2014-2015 national championship run.

    Speaking of Jones, he dialed into The Pat McAfee Show to talk about the upcoming season with the soon-to-be XFL field analyst.

    In The News 

    • ESPN’s Kevin Seifert chronicled last month’s XFL Draft; commissioner Oliver Luck’s thoughts on the league’s appeal; and why despite the goal of fast-paced play, it won’t be -- as the saying goes -- “basketball on grass.” 
    • Arizona PBS/Cronkite News profiled Arizona State alum and Los Angeles Wildcats wide receiver Rashad Ross, who’s thrilled to be getting another go-round in professional football and to be working with offensive guru Norm Chow. “He’s a champion and I just want to learn from him,” Ross said. 
    • In an appearance on Sports Central CBS 2, Wildcats wide receivers coach and former member of the San Francisco 49ers dynasty Mike Wilson looked ahead to how Ross, Chow and the full offense could make noise this season. 

    40 yards of freedom 

    The Defenders are also reminding the XFL universe that they have someone quite fast on their roster: 

    CB Jalen Myrick ran an absurd 4.28 official 40-yard dash in the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine. The former NFL draftee and Savannah, Ga., native competed against other 40-yard-dash dynamos during June’s 40 Yards of Gold competition.