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Doug Williams Leaves Bucs!

Postby Jake » Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:33 am

Well, I was beat when it came to posting Doug being hired by the Bucs, so I will be the first when it comes to posting Williams LEAVING the Bucs. Yes, Doug just pulled a Dan Marino and left the Bucs just as soon as he was hired.

Doug Williams changes mind

Former Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Doug Williams has had a change of heart.

The 48-year-old has decided to stay at Gambling State University as the school's football coach, despite agreeing Thursday to join the Bucs as a personnel executive.

The Bucs plan to announce the decision on Monday or Tuesday. Williams has been at Grambling since 1997.

Williams led the Bucs to the NFC championship game in the team's fourth season in 1979 and left Tampa Bay after the 1982 season. He won a Super Bowl and the game's MVP award with the Washington Redskins in 1988.


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Williams remains Grambling's head coach

ESPN.com news services

Doug Williams has apparently had a change of heart and has decided to remain at Grambling as the school's football coach instead of joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers front office, a source told ESPN on Saturday.

The decision came after a tearful meeting with the team on Friday. An official announcement is expected on Monday or Tuesday.

On Thursday, the former Super Bowl MVP quit his job at Grambling, his alma mater, to work as a personnel executive for one of his former pro teams, evaluating players and assisting in the recruitment of free agents. He planned to return to the Bucs in time to attend next week's NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Bucs coach Jon Gruden approached Williams last month about working for Tampa Bay. Williams was interested in Gruden's offer, but didn't want to discuss it until after the college football recruiting period ended last week.

The Grambling coach oversaw the signing of more than 20 prospects this month before the Buccaneers finalized their offer.

Williams played for Tampa Bay from 1978-82, leading the team to three playoff berths. A contract dispute led the embittered Williams to leave the Bucs for the USFL. In 1986, Williams signed with the Washington Redskins, who he led to a 42-10 rout of the Denver Broncos in the 1988 Super Bowl. He is the only black quarterback to win a Super Bowl.

The former quarterback apparently had looked forward to returning to the Buccaneers, a sign that no rancor for his old team still existed.

Thursday's sudden announcement by their head coach shocked Grambling players, school officials and community members, however.

"It's a big shock, a huge shock," Grambling State spokesman Peter Forest said Thursday. "This is a huge loss to Grambling, no question."

Williams became the second football coach in Grambling State history, replacing Eddie Robinson in 1997. Before that, he was a head coach at Morehouse.

Grambling struggled through four losing seasons before Williams took the helm. He went 52-18 as Grambling coach in the six seasons and coached the Tigers to three Southwestern Athletic Conference championships.

Grambling was on track to win a fourth straight title this season until they were derailed by Southern in the Bayou Classic, ending the Tigers' season a game short of the SWAC title game.

The former quarterback also worked as a scout for the Jacksonville Jaguars and coached at Zachary, La., Northeast High School and Navy.


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I guess that explains why he was in the Jags locker room while Del Rio was giving the team a speech after they barely beat the Saints when Carney missed the extra point to cap off the freak touchdown play.
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Postby redskincity » Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:37 am

:D Good for Grambling!!! :wink:
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Postby Justice Hog » Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:42 am

Damn, Jake! When I grow up...I wanna be just like your "scoop-findin'" self!
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Postby Wysocki » Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:56 am

Marino, Williams, Gibbs? Good luck today in Daytona, Joe - enjoy it then get back to work!!!!

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Postby Jake » Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:01 pm

Justice Hog wrote:Damn, Jake! When I grow up...I wanna be just like your "scoop-findin'" self!


It takes time my friend, but I will show you the way! :D :wink:
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Postby NC43Hog » Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:41 pm

Easy Come Easy Go - Doug!

As far as catching Jake - unless the clock starts spinning backwards I ain't never getting close. Luckily I vowed a long time ago never to grow up - whew. :lol:
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Postby Jake » Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:45 pm

NC43Hog wrote:Luckily I vowed a long time ago never to grow up - whew. :lol:


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Postby ANT7088 » Sun Feb 15, 2004 2:37 pm

I don't get these guy's (Marino & Williams), how do you take a job & quit so fast. I think that there are things we don't know.
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Postby redskincity » Sun Feb 15, 2004 2:39 pm

ANT7088 wrote:I don't get these guy's (Marino & Williams), how do you take a job & quit so fast. I think that there are things we don't know.



Would you like to be called figure head? They dont have any expertise. :shock:
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Postby Jake » Sun Feb 15, 2004 3:03 pm

redskincity wrote:
ANT7088 wrote:I don't get these guy's (Marino & Williams), how do you take a job & quit so fast. I think that there are things we don't know.



Would you like to be called figure head? They dont have any expertise. :shock:


Dan Marino was more of a figurehead than Doug. I thought Doug brought more to the table because he has been doing stuff other than working for CBS and HBO since his days of being a player. He has been working hard and motivating kids on his Grambling teams for several years now. Marino has just been on TV, not really doing anything else involving football.
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Postby redskincity » Sun Feb 15, 2004 3:06 pm

Jake wrote:
redskincity wrote:
ANT7088 wrote:I don't get these guy's (Marino & Williams), how do you take a job & quit so fast. I think that there are things we don't know.



Would you like to be called figure head? They dont have any expertise. :shock:


Dan Marino was more of a figurehead than Doug. I thought Doug brought more to the table because he has been doing stuff other than working for CBS and HBO since his days of being a player. He has been working hard and motivating kids on his Grambling teams for several years now. Marino has just been on TV, not really doing anything else involving football.



I feel ya and I follow Doug as well as Grambling football. He may think what I have just said. Its pure speculation Jake and thats all, you wont find a link on it
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Postby ANT7088 » Sun Feb 15, 2004 4:43 pm

Didn't they know this before they took the job though? That's my only point.
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Postby Guest » Sun Feb 15, 2004 6:41 pm

Doug Williams denies rumor that he had change of heart

“My phone has been ringing all day,” the former Grambling State coach said in an exclusive interview with The News-Star. “I’m going to Tampa.”


MORE HERE: http://www.thenewsstar.com/newsupdate/html/54BEEF11-EB10-4CAE-8A50-778632787F84.shtml

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Postby Jake » Sun Feb 15, 2004 6:44 pm

ANT7088 wrote:Didn't they know this before they took the job though? That's my only point.


I think Doug was the only legit one in this whole deal. Marino knew going in people weren't going to take him as seriously as some FO members. Doug has been open in trying to get back in the NFL for a while, whether it be coaching or something else.
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