XFL’s Los Angeles Wildcats Fire Defensive Coordinator, Release Team Captain


The XFL season is just one week in, yet the Los Angeles Wildcats are already making significant changes.

The team confirmed in a release from head coach Winston Moss they have fired defensive coordinator Pepper Johnson.

“We recognize that there are issues we need to address for the 2020 season,” Moss said h/t ESPN. “While these decisions are difficult, we have given this significant thought. We are here to put the best possible product on the field for our fans. We thank Pepper for his contributions to the Wildcats and we are looking forward to our home opener this weekend.”

The Wildcats blew a 14-6 lead at halftime on Saturday to allow Houston quarterback P.J. Walker to throw four touchdown passes and bring the Roughnecks back to win the game 37-17.

Meanwhile, linebacker Anthony Johnson, who was named one of the team’s four team captains for the game, tweeted out that he is now a free agent. That tweet is below:

According to reports, the team released Johnson after the game but there is still not confirmation.