It was a major shake up at Grambling State University Wednesday when head football coach Doug Williams was fired. One could argue, after the legendary Eddie Robinson, Doug Williams is the most significant name in the history of Grambling football. But 1-10 last year and an 0-2 start this year is apparently more significant.
Williams will be replaced on an interim basis by running backs coach George Ragsdale, who has a long history in the SWAC. Williams struggled to bring winning football back to Grambling, but being dismissed just two games in to the new season is unusual.
The Tigers will be playing this weekend in Kansas City in the Missouri Classic against Lincoln.
Here's Grambling State's press release regarding their coaching change:
|AUG 31||6:00pm CDT||Alabama A&M University|
|SEP 7||6:00pm CDT||at ULM|
|SEP 14||4:30pm CDT||at Lincoln University of Missouri|
|SEP 21||5:00pm CDT||at Alabama State University|
|SEP 28||6:00pm CDT||Lamar University|
|OCT 5||4:30pm CDT||Prairie View A&M University|
|OCT 12||2:00pm CDT||at Alcorn State University|
|OCT 19||2:00pm CDT||at Jackson State University|
|OCT 26||2:00pm CDT||Texas Southern University|
|NOV 2||2:00pm CDT||Mississippi Valley State|
|NOV 9||2:00pm CDT||at University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff|
|NOV 30||1:30pm CDT||Southern University|