UFL Training Camp: Wade Phillips aiding Brahmas’ winning mindset as season debut approaches

Brahmas begin season on March 31

Head Coach of the San Antonio Brahmas Wade Phillips (Copyright 2024 by the San Antonio Brahmas - All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – The countdown to March 31 is on. After the San Antonio Brahmas reported to UFL training camp, the players and coaches quickly acquainted themselves with their newly formed spring football league, previously known as two separate entities: the USL and XFL.

The Brahmas are looking to former and longtime NFL coach Wade Phillips to lead the new regime and after San Antonio’s first padded practice in early March, Phillips expressed his confidence in the team’s ability to win.

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“Fans in San Antonio, who are great fans, I think they’re going to really back us because we’re doing the right things, we’re playing as hard as we can and we’re going to win games for you,” said Phillips.

Texans are quite familiar with Phillips because the Orange, Texas native played climbed up the football ranks on Texas soil — eventually beginning his NFL coaching career with the Houston Oilers and later serving as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys with plenty of coaching jobs in-between and after.

All that to say, Phillips’ coaching style has adapted to the times, and only a week into camp, Phillips’ players are excited about his coaching strategies on both sides of the ball.

“Y’all can expect a lot of deep balls, a lot of touchdowns, and a lot of dance celebrations,” said Brahmas’ wide receiver Jontre Kirklin.

“Expect the defense to make plays. Don’t be surprised if we’re scoring touchdowns, forcing turnovers, and being very productive,” added linebacker Tavante Beckett. “Coach Wade, he lets you be yourself within the defense as long as you do your job, you can go make plays and he’ll never be mad at you for that.”

The season begins on March 31 at the Alamodome as the Brahmas take on the D.C. Defenders.

There is a 20% discount for home opener tickets. Just enter code KICK20 when you buy tickets at theufl.com/tickets.

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Mary Rominger is KSAT 12 Sports' first full-time female sports anchor and reporter. She came to San Antonio from Mankato, Minn., where she worked as a weekend sports anchor at KEYC News Now. She has a journalism degree from Iowa State University and grew up in Southern California. Mary enjoys golfing, sports and finding new spots around town.

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