Thinking Skins Posted December 28, 2002 Share Posted December 28, 2002 Grambling's Williams interviews for UK job Associated Press http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/sports/4829797.htm LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky's search to replace Guy Morris neared the three-week mark on Friday as athletic director Mitch Barnhart met with Grambling State coach Doug Williams. Williams, a former Super Bowl MVP as a quarterback with the Washington Redskins, is 43-15 in five seasons at Grambling. He succeeded legendary coach Eddie Robinson. "I felt good about the interview," Williams, who also interviewed for the Michigan State job, told The Courier-Journal. "It's in Mitch's hands now. He's looking for the right fit for Kentucky." Barnhart met Williams in Cincinnati. Kentucky is seeking a successor to Morriss, who resigned on Dec. 9 to become the coach at Baylor. If hired, Williams would become the first African-American head coach in Southeastern Conference history. "It's a great opportunity," he said. "Do I think I'm capable? Yeah." Williams led Grambling to its third straight Southwestern Athletic Conference title this season as the NCAA Division I-AA Tigers went 11-2. As a player, his best years were spent in Washington, where he played from 1986-89. He threw for 340 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-10 rout of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII. Of the candidates who have confirmed contact from UK, Williams is the only one who has not backed out. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that former Georgia coach Jim Donnan turned down an offer to be UK's coach. Donnan said he wouldn't comment on UK's search because of a promise he made to Barnhart. Mississippi coach David Cutcliffe told reporters after the Rebels' 27-23 Independence Bowl victory over Nebraska Friday that he has no intention of leaving. Cutcliffe, once the focus of Barnhart's search, has been adamant this week that he will remain at Ole Miss. Southern California offensive coordinator Norm Chow turned down an offer earlier this week. Central Florida coach Mike Kruczek, who backed out of the search Thursday, told an Orlando, Fla., radio station that he grew tired of waiting for UK to make a decision. Information from: The Courier-Journal Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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