Jim Leavitt headed to XFL Tampa Bay?

Jim Leavitt headed to XFL Tampa Bay?

Earlier today the XFL announced a press conference at Raymond James Stadium, home of the future XFL Tampa Bay franchise. There has been some speculation that it would be Jim Leavitt, which recently left his role as defensive coordinator at Oregan.

Since the announcement we’ve seen (and heard) a few interesting developments. First, Leavitt himself posted on Twitter that he was heading out west, then down to “SEC Country”. The timing seems right, but it could just be a coincidence.

That tweet alone started a lot more speculation, but not for long. Shortly after, Greg Auman of The Athletic posted that Jim Leavitt had indeed spoken with the XFL for the position, but was not going to be the person announced on March 5th.

Could this just be a smokescreen? Will Leavitt join the three other coaches already announced? We have nothing solid at this moment, but we at XFL2k are hearing a lot of rumors that contradicts Auman. Tuesday is just a few days away, so we may learn something new between now and then.