Cadillac Williams will be retained by Auburn as its running backs coach in the wake of the school hiring Hugh Freeze as its new head coach on Monday, according to a report by On3 Sports.

Williams was the Tigers’ interim head coach after Bryan Harsin was fired on Halloween. Williams went 2-2 in his 4 games in charge of the team, losing in overtime to Mississippi State in his 1st game and falling to Alabama in the Iron Bowl in what turned out to be his finale as interim coach.

In between the 2 losses, Williams coached Auburn to victories over Texas A&M and Western Kentucky, inspiring the Tigers with his demonstrative emotions on the sideline. It was good enough to put some juice into the Auburn program in the final stretch of the season, but it wasn’t good enough to earn Williams the permanent head coaching job.

Williams returned to the school where he starred as a running back from 2001-04, taking the job as running backs coach in 2019. He remained on the Tigers’ staff after Gus Malzahn’s firing and was retained by Harsin.

Williams had a stellar career on The Plains, rushing for 3,831 yards and 45 touchdowns.

He also piled up over 1,700 all-purpose yards and 12 touchdowns in 2004, when Auburn went undefeated.

Williams was taken 5th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2005 NFL Draft.