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Doug Williams is Grambling's new head coach

Posted on: February 21, 2011 2:53 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

If at first you do succeed, try, try again. 

When Eddie Robinson finally stepped down as Grambling's head coach, he was replaced by Doug Williams in 1998. Williams would then lead Grambling to three straight SWAC conference titles from 2000 to 2002 before leaving the job to take a position in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers front office.

Williams, the MVP of Super Bowl XXII, stayed with Tampa Bay until last year before becoming the general manager of the UFL's Virginia Destroyers franchise. Well, it seems that being a general manager in the UFL wasn't all that much fun for Williams, as he's now decided he'd rather return to Grambling to be the school's head coach once again.

“I was looking forward to working with the Destroyers, but this is a great opportunity for me and it is very rare that a father gets to coach his son at the college football level,” Williams said. “ I went to school there, I coached there, and now I have a great opportunity to coach there again.

“I will keep tabs on the Destroyers and know they are going to do well.  They have a great fan base in an area that is a football hotbed and the UFL will succeed there.”

Another factor in this decision for Williams? His son Doug Williams Jr. is currently a member of the Grambling football team.
Comments

Since: Apr 30, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2011 10:52 pm
 

Doug Williams is Grambling's new head coach

How about I proof-read my own post---lolCan someone please explain to me why there is a question mark in the final line of the article after "Another factor in this decision for Williams?"  Why is that a question?  The Williams quote two paragraphs prior directly states he gets to coach his son.



Since: Apr 30, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2011 10:50 pm
 

What?

Can someone please explain to me why there is a question mark in the final line of the article after "Another factor in this decision for Williams?"  Why is that a question?  The Williams quote 2 paragraph's prior directly states he gets to coach his son.



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2011 3:51 am
 

Doug Williams is Grambling's new head coach

What's the You-Ef-El?  The replacement for the En-Ef-El?  No doubt that this is a win for Grambling and for Doug Williams.  And thanks for a memorable second quarter of Super Bowl XXII, Doug.



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2011 5:06 pm
 

Doug Williams is Grambling's new head coach

I want to wish Doug all the luck in the entire world and hope  he succeed once again at his alma mater. Taking over from a legend such as coach Robinson could be a chore in itself. Most coaches following a legend normally fail, however, Doug succeeded at Grambling.

I was sorry to see him leave Tampa Bay, I still have yet to figure out if he was pushed out or decided to leave on his own. I am guessing the former.

At least Doug  know the territory as well as the way to win in this conference. Since I have moved I will not get a chance to see a few of the games in which he coach as I now live in the local vicinity.

I have been able to see a few legendary coaches Jake Gaiter, Eddie Robinson and Paul Bear Bryant. Perhaps I will see another in Doug Williams.


“ONE MAN’S OPINION” 




Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2011 5:00 pm
 

Doug Williams is Grambling's new head coach

I would wish Doug Williams good luck but I rather not since my little brother plays for Southern soooo....

Go Jags!

But still nice for Williams to return to the school where it began for him and even a chance to coach his son at the same time.



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2011 4:59 pm
 

Doug Williams is Grambling's new head coach

People will read this and wonder why it's even worth reporting.  While it is a minor story in the grand scheme of athletics, it is big news here in New Orleans.  Doug Williams is a competitor on and off the field.  You may ask what he could accomplish by coming back to Grambling, other than having the opportunity to coach his son.  But what this story doesn't tell you is that Doug went 1-5 vs the Southern Jaguars during his previous stint as head coach.  And while that may seem minor on the surface, it had to be eating at Doug as the only failure in his career.  Down here, the Bayou Classic is as big as the Sugar Bowl, possibly even bigger in seasons where the Sugar Bowl isn't the National Title game.  (If you don't believe me, check the attendance records or try to get a hotel room in N.O. that weekend)  This is another chapter in the story of an amazing and inspirational human being.  While it may be a blip here on CBS, it'll make front page news in New Orleans' Times Picayune newspaper.  Geaux get you a Jag son!



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Doug Williams is Grambling's new head coach

Being coach of Grambling can be a career. Being coach of a UFL franchise is like buying a cup of coffee. Drinking it will last about 10-minutes and then you have to hit the road again. I'm sure Wiliams realized he wasn't going anywhere with this gig.



Since: Dec 14, 2010
Posted on: February 21, 2011 3:19 pm
 

Doug Williams is Grambling's new head coach

Good luck to Doug Williams on his return to his alma mater in this, his second go-around as head football coach.


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