Grambling State began the season 0-2 and has decided to fire head football coach Doug Williams.
Wiliams guided Grambling to the SWAC title in 2011 but the school fell to 1-10 last season.
Grambling university president Frank Pogue announced Wednesday that the school has bought out the remainder of Williams’ contract, which ran through the end of the 2014 season.
“We recognize Doug Williams’ many contributions to our football legacy, and we express our deep appreciation for his service to Grambling State University and we wish him well in the future,” Pogue said in a , per the Associated Press.
Running backs coach George Ragsdale was named interim coach.
“A decision has been made and it is what it is,” Williams told the Monroe News-Star, adding that there wasn’t “a lot of conversation” between himself and Pogue in the Wednesday meeting where he was dismissed. “Leash or no leash, we all gotta deal with what happened.”
A 1978 graduate of Grambling and first-round draft choice of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Williams is of course best known as the MVP of Super Bowl XXII.