For fans of a certain vintage, the name Cadillac Williams immediately harkens one back to a better time. A time when Ron Franklin called SEC games every Saturday night and the Big 12 actually contained 12 teams.
Franklin is never coming back and the Big 12 will never again be what it was then, but at least Williams has proven you can still come home again. According to a report from Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports, Williams has been hired as a graduate assistant coach handling running backs at Division II West Georgia.
“I think it’s gonna be a great fit for him and for us,” West Georgia head coach Will Hall told Fox Sports. “He’s very humble and eager to learn. He obviously knows football but he wants to learn this profession and impact lives.”
Feldman notes that Hall and Williams share a connection in former Auburn quarterback Jason Campbell.
Williams compiled 741 rushes for 3,831 yards in four years on the Plains, then forged a seven-year career as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer and St. Louis Ram after being chosen fifth overall in the 2005 draft.
There was no word at press time if Williams would split time coaching West Georgia’s running backs with Ronnie Brown.