Williams' Grambling State deal for four years
Grambling, LA (Sports Network) - The contract of returning Grambling State head football coach Doug Williams is for four years, although it is hard to believe the relationship won't last longer if he wants it to be that way.
"Wow. We are Grambling," Williams opened his "re-introductory" news conference on Wednesday before a packed house of media, alumni, student-athletes and well-wishers at the Eddie G. Robinson Museum.
Williams, who played quarterback under Robinson, succeeded Grambling's legendary head coach after he retired following his 56th season in 1997. Williams guided his alma mater's program for six seasons from 1998-2003, compiling a 52-18 record with three Southwestern Athletic Conference championships, before he left the program to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' front office.
His new contract with Grambling State begins on Tuesday.
Williams, 55, replaces Rod Broadway, who earlier this month resigned at Grambling State after four seasons to become North Carolina A&T's head coach.
Williams' son D.J., a quarterback out of Tampa, Fla., is part of Grambling State's 2011 recruiting class. He takes over a Tigers team which finished 9-2 and with the No. 23 ranking in The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Top 25 last season.
02/24 09:50:51 ET