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Video: Bob Stoops gives great first XFL sideline interview

Bob Stoops is easily one of the biggest names associated with the reboot of the XFL, and the former Oklahoma Sooners coach did not disappoint with his first sideline interview on Sunday.

Stoops, who is the head coach and general manager of the Dallas Renegades, chatted with ESPN’s Pat McAfee about the Renegades’ quarterback situation in their season opener. Starting quarterback Landry Jones was sidelined with an injury, which meant former Minnesota QB Philip Nelson got the nod. Nelson happens to be a clothing model in addition to a football player, so of course McAfee asked about that. Stoops was ready for it.

“He’s not only an Instagram model, he’s an underwear model,” Stoops said of Nelson. “This will only enhance his followers.”

Nelson has done a number of modeling shoots, and we’re sure he hears all about them from his teammates in the locker room.

There was some decent play in the first weekend of XFL action, but many of the real highlights came from the sidelines. We’re not sure if that is a good sign or a bad sign for the league going forward, but we certainly enjoyed it.

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