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Auburn operating backs coach Carnell Williams demonstrates a drill at apply.


AUBURN—Nearly instantly after Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn was relieved of his duties on Dec. 13, there have been questions on whether or not or not operating backs coach Carnell “Cadillac” Williams’ time on employees was additionally coming to an finish.

As Williams defined after the very fact, he had those self same questions for fairly a while.

Williams detailed his hectic offseason Monday because the Tigers prepare for his or her second half of spring apply. The previous standout Tigers operating again defined Malzahn’s firing instantly left Williams with uncertainty not solely about himself and his household however the household of the opposite coaches and assist employees whose futures at Auburn have been very a lot in limbo.

Williams defined he wished the most effective for Auburn whereas additionally being extremely nervous concerning the unknown he was going through. That uneasy feeling started to shift as soon as he heard from new head coach Bryan Harsin.

“I do know when he first reached out to me, it was roughly like simply attending to know me and sort of find out about Auburn and the Auburn Means. Then afterward, I assume after the bowl sport when there was I assume an opportunity he was contemplating me, it obtained right down to extra the Xs and Os and simply my philosophy,” Williams mentioned.

“I feel actually with coach Harsin, it got here right down to him figuring out that I wished to be right here at Auburn, I wished to make that step and that I used to be on board with turning this factor round, shopping for in and being a man that was not going to be larger than Auburn.