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LA, Defensive Coordinator Pepper Johnson Part Ways

LA Wildcats head coach Winston Moss didn’t waste any time as the team and defensive coordinator Pepper Johnson have decided to part ways after one game.

“We recognize that there are issues we need to address for the 2020 season,” head coach Winston Moss said in a statement. “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.”

Johnson’s defense struggled against the Houston Roughnecks on Saturday with the offense racking up 315 total yards. PJ Walker was able to exploit the LA secondary for four touchdowns. Moss was critical of the coaching staff after the game wanting to hold them accountable for their performance.

Johnson was previously on the coaching staff of the Memphis Express of the AAF last year before the league folded. He also coached with Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots for 13 seasons.

Other LA Wildcats Defensive Changes

Another surprising change that occurred this morning when Wildcats linebacker Anthony Johnson announced on Twitter that he is a free agent. The move is considered to be a surprise as Johnson was considered to be one of the stars on the team. He recorded just two tackles in the loss to Houston. Expect Johnson to land on his feet with another team.

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Anthony Miller
XFL, Dallas Renegades, and Houston Texans writer for Overtime Heroics. Also contributes to NFL, XFL, and arena football news for XFL Board, Infinity Sports Network, Arena Football Talk, Prime Time Sports Talk, and Eagles Nation.
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