Cadillac Williams will all the time be a legend on the Auburn College campus for his spectacular profession in a Tigers uniform.
But when it got here to realizing if he could be saved over from the earlier workers after Bryan Harsin took over for Gus Malzahn in December, the operating again coach was a little bit cautious.
“With me being a man who performed right here, who loves Auburn, it’s form of two-fold for me,” Williams stated. “The place you actually need one of the best for Auburn, however on the identical time, not realizing your future with Auburn was form of nerve-wracking. However thank God, Coach Harsin — I believe it was a fantastic rent — gave me a chance to return again and to proceed to have an effect.”
Williams spent the earlier two seasons on the place below Malzahn however with a brand new regime coming in, no assistant’s place was secure. It took a toll on this system’s chief in dashing touchdowns in a profession.
“Simply to have what transpired in December, it was powerful,” Williams stated Monday throughout a gathering with reporters. “I believe the hardest factor about it was simply the uncertainty of not realizing, in fact. As soon as Allen (Greene) determined to go that totally different course, it impacts lots of people’s lives. From not solely coaches, however you’ve got GAs, analysts. Simply my two years being right here, being a part of this workers with Coach Malzahn and people different coaches, you simply have a priority for not solely your self however their households and the course of the place we’re going to go as a college.
“When he (Harsin) first reached out to me, it was roughly simply attending to know me, and form of learn about Auburn and the Auburn means,” “Then in a while, I suppose after the bowl sport, when there was I suppose an opportunity he was contemplating me, then it obtained right down to extra the Xs and Os and simply my philosophy. Additionally, I believe actually with Coach Harsin, it actually got here right down to him realizing that I wished to be right here at Auburn, and I wished to make that step and that I used to be on board with turning this factor round and shopping for in.”