Doug Williams fired by Grambling


Doug Williams is out at Grambling. (Brett Duke / AP)

Doug Williams, who was a Super Bowl MVP as quarterback of the Washington Redskins, has been fired as the Grambling State coach, he said today.

Williams, 58, said he was called to the office of the school president and was handed a letter of termination, according to the Monroe (La.) News-Star.

“There wasn’t a lot of conversation,” Williams said. “I told him ‘okay’ and I was gone.”

Williams succeeded the legendary Eddie Robinson, for whom he played, in 1997 and went 53-17 before leaving after the 2003 season to take a personnel job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He returned to Grambling in 2011 and the Tigers won their fourth Southwestern Athletic Conference title under him. But last year, the team was 1-10 and this season, with Williams’s son D.J. at quarterback, the team is 0-2.

Running backs coach George Ragsdale was Williams’s interim replacement.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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Cindy Boren · September 11, 2013