Posted on: February 21, 2011 2:53 pm

Doug Williams is Grambling's new head coach

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.
Posted on: November 11, 2010 12:09 pm

Jackson State coach suspended for tirade

Posted by Tom Fornelli

You know, if I were a head coach of a college football team, and I just lost a game, a sideline reporter would probably be the last thing I want in my face.  I'm pretty competitive, and the truth is, when I lose, I get angry.  So I wouldn't want Erin Andrews sticking a microphone in my face and asking questions because, odds are, I would say something I shouldn't say on television and get in trouble.

So I can relate to Jackson State coach Rick Comegy.   Following a loss to Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday night, Comegy had such an interaction with a sideline reporter, and he went off on the officials.  Because of it, he now finds himself suspended for one game by the SWAC.  What did Comegy say?

It's time to play Mad Libs with Rick Comegy!

"I thought they (expletive) cheated that game," Comegy said. "They took that (expletive) game away from these (expletive) kids. That's what the (expletive) I've got to say."

Just in case you can't figure out what the correct expletives were, you can listen to Comegy's mini-tirade right here .

Comegy's team was penalized 17 times for 143 yards in the game, which no doubt played a role in the team's loss, and knocked them out of first place in the SWAC East division.

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