Williams was let go by the university two games into the 2013 season. From the way he describes the actual firing, it sounds like it was the easiest dismissal ever:
So ends his second tenure with his alma mater. Williams had the distinction of taking over for a legend, longtime head coach Eddie Robinson, his first time with the team back in 1997. Williams had played for Robinson before becoming a first round draft pick and eventually a Super Bowl champion and MVP.
He didn't do half bad as a coach going 53-17 and winning three consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference titles from 2000-02 before taking a job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003.Williams came back to the school in 2011 and promptly won another conference title, but than flopped in '12 going 1-10.
Apparently after starting 0-2 this season the school decided it was better to make a change now rather than give a proven coach a chance to turn it around. The only good thing I can see about firing him now is that the expectations for the team are going to plummet making any success something worth celebrating.