After seven seasons on the Auburn coaching staff, AU alum Travis Williams is saying farewell to the Tiger football family.

New Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin’s on-field coach staff was completed with this week’s hiring of outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator Bert Watts. With Jeff Schmedding coaching the inside linebackers, that left no spots on staff for Williams.

From Columbia, South Carolina, Williams played linebacker at Auburn from 2001-05 and had two coaching stints with the Tigers. From 2009-11, Williams was an Auburn graduate assistant. He returned in 2014 to join Gus Malzahn’s staff as a defensive analyst. After the 2015 season, Malzahn promoted Williams to linebackers coach. In 2019, Williams was also given the title of co-defensive coordinator in addition to his duties as linebackers coach.

Saturday morning, he tweeted a brief note and four photos from his time on The Plains. With three All-SEC selections – Tre’ Williams, Deshaun Davis and K.J. Britt – on Williams’ coaching resume to go along with his reputation on the recruiting trail, one would expect to see him getting another coaching opportunity elsewhere before too long.