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WMU's Tim Lester talks playing in XFL, 2020 revival

Posted: 4:09 PM, Jul 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-24 20:09:22Z

DETROIT (WXYZ) -- Western Michigan head coach Tim Lester, a veteran of the original XFL in 2001, discussed the league's announced 2020 revival during MAC Media Day at Ford Field on Tuesday.

"I think it's awesome," said Lester. "I had a blast doing it. My first job out of college!"

Lester feels any league that can give players an opportunity to play professionally is a positive.

"There's so many guys, there's guys we have that play tight end that the NFL would love to turn into tackles, some position movement things, it'd be awesome if they could send them somewhere and help them develop, and then bring them back, I think it would make the NFL stronger too."

Lester added he plans to watch the new version of the XFL when it launches.