According to the Monroe News-Star famed NFL Super Bowl-winning quarterback Doug Williams has been fired by his alma mater Grambling State University. Williams confirmed the report saying that
university President Frank Pogue called him into the office, handed him a slip of paper and fired him.
This is Williams second stint as head coach for the Grambling Tigers. He succeeded Eddie Robinson in 1997 getting the Tigers three Southwestern Athletic Conference titles until leaving to take a job as a personnel executive with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the 2003 season. However, in football you’re only as good as your last game, and their record of 1-10 last season and 0-2 so far this season prompted his immediate removal.
Williams played under legendary coach Eddie Robinson from 1974-1977 and was MVP of Super Bowl XXII playing for the Washington Redskins.
His dismissal from the university, given the current record may be hurtful–but perhaps helpful. Any college team wants to win, and head coaches are the first to take the fall when teams don’t perform.
I’m an alum of Grambling State University and quite proud of the history. However, I want a winning team and we need a coach that can do it.
Doug Williams’ great legacy to the school can never be diminished, and as the Tigers move forward, he can be proud of the legacy he left behind.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,