Former Alabama receiver lands coaching position with New York Giants
Joe Judge may have picked the New York Giants over Mississippi State, but based on his hires since landing the NFL gig, we have a good indication of how the first-year head coach would have built his Bulldog coaching staff had he decided to make the transition to college coaching.
Following his hire in New York, the longtime New England Patriots special teams coach has stacked his Giant coaching staff with ties to the Southeastern Conference.
During his short time running the Giants, Judge has hired former Arkansas coach Bret Bielema to serve as the outside linebackers coach, former Alabama running backs coach Burton Burns will be coaching the team’s running backs, former Alabama quarterback and Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens is his tight ends coach, former Alabama player and Georgia and Tennessee assistant Kevin Sherrer is coaching the team’s inside linebackers, former Tennessee coach and Missouri offensive coordinator Derek Dooley has been hired as an offensive analyst for the team.
Now we can add yet another SEC tie to the Giants coaching staff as former Alabama receiver Nick Williams has been hired as an offensive quality control coach in New York. Williams is the son of former Michigan State head coach and longtime Alabama assistant coach under Nick Saban, Bobby Williams.
There’s no way of actually knowing what Judge’s Mississippi State coaching staff would have looked like, but based on these hires, the first-year coach would have leaned heavily on picking coaches with SEC experience to fill out his 10-man coaching staff.