Former NFL quarterback Oliver Luck is leaving his high-ranking position at the NCAA to become commissioner of the XFL, the second edition of professional wrestling mogul Vince McMahon's football league.
McMahon announced the hire Tuesday, four months after unveiling plans to relaunch the XFL, which folded in 2001 after its only season. The new XFL is scheduled to begin in 2020. Luck will start his new job July 1.
He said the XFL presents an opportunity to reimagine football, from how it is played to how it is delivered and consumed by fans.
"Opportunities like this come along very infrequently," Luck told AP in a phone interview. "You've got Vince,...