Grambling fires the coach of the football team and according to the coach, it took only a few words and a few minutes to do so. Doug Williams was called into Grambling’s president’s office Wednesday and handed a letter and fired as a coach. Williams said “there wasn’t a lot of conversation,” when talking about his meeting with Frank Pogue, GSU president, according to Fox News on Sept. 11.
The GSU Tigers have lost 12 of 13 games, which includes this season’s first two games. This is William’s second stint as the Grambling State University head football coach. Since winning the 2011 Southwestern Athletic Conference they’ve lost 12 of 13 games.
Grambling State released a statement saying they are moving in another direction and George Ragsdale was named as interim coach for the team. They bought out the rest of William’s contract. The statement included:
“We recognize Doug Williams' many contributions to our football legacy," GSU president Frank Pogue said, "and we express our deep appreciation for his service to Grambling State University and we wish him well in the future.”
Williams said to the media:
"There wasn't a lot of conversation," Williams told the News Star. "I told him 'OK' and I was gone."
It sounds like there was not much hoopla, just a conversation and a goodbye. Williams was a star football player at Grambling State University in the 70s, so it is a place that he's very familiar with. Williams played quarterback at Grambling State under coach Eddie Robinson during the mid-70s. He replaced Robinson as head coach from 1998-2003. He returned again in 2011 and leaving again as of today.