Roy S. Johnson, a longtime college football columnist and reporter, made the case for Cadillac Williams as Auburn’s next head coach when speaking to Paul Finebaum Wednesday.

Johnson argued that Williams will have such an in with parents and players in recruiting at Auburn that he should shed his interim tag. He’s also gotten players to rally behind him and clearly cares for the program. Williams is 2-1 as interim head coach with wins over Texas A&M and Western Kentucky and an overtime loss to Mississippi State.

The Tigers play Alabama in the Iron Bowl this Saturday. See Johnson’s comments on Williams’ case for HC below:

Of course, Williams played at Auburn from 2001-2004, rushing for 3,831 yards and 45 touchdowns. His junior year was his best, seeing him rush for 17 touchdowns and 1,307 yards.

Williams was Auburn’s RB coach before being named interim head coach following the firing of Bryan Harsin in late October.