Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Doug Williams fired as coach of Grambling State

After an 0-2 start and  following a 1-10 season in 2012, Grambling State has fired head football coach, the legendary Doug Williams.

The Tigers have went in a different direction and retained running backs coach George Ragsdale as the interim coach.

Williams received a call around 8 a.m. and was called into GSU President Frank Pogue’s office. Pogue handed a letter to Williams and told him the school was going in another direction. According to a news release, Grambling has bought out the remainder of his contract.

“There wasn’t a lot of conversation. I told him ‘OK’ and I was gone,” Williams said.

Sounds kind of anticlimactic doesn't it. Williams didn't put up a fight or badmouth his superiors on the way out of the door.

  “At this point it don’t really matter,” he said. “A decision has been made and it is what it is. Leash or no leash, we all gotta deal with what happened.”

“He’s the president and he has the power,” Williams added. “Whatever decision he makes, we have to live with it because that’s his decision.”

Pogue was grateful for Williams' time served and dedication to the school.

“We recognize Doug Williams’ many contributions to our football legacy and we express our deep appreciation for his service to Grambling State University and we wish him well in the future,” Pogue said.

Personally I think Williams probably deserved better but in the world of what have you done for me lately athletics someone had to go. Maybe there is more to the story and maybe it'll come out but don't expect to hear anything anytime soon.

Williams' son, D.J. is the starting quarterback and will remain at the school.

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