Former Auburn standout calls out program after firing of WR coach: 'Not even close to the problem'
One former Auburn football star had a particularly heated reaction following the apparent dismissal of the program’s wide receiver coach after just 4 games.
On Sunday, it was reported that Cornelius Williams had been fired by head coach Bryan Harsin and replaced with offensive analyst Eric Kiesau. Kiesau was Harsin’s former offensive coordinator at Boise State for several seasons.
That fired up Sammie Coates, a former All-SEC wideout for the Tigers and a member of the program for 2011-2014, who didn’t hold back on Twitter as news of the firing spread.
“Really? The WR coach got fired really? Y’all gotta do better this man was not even close to the problem!!” Coates tweeted on Sunday. “Let me be quiet I don’t know anything about football! i just went to my last auburn game for awhile!”
Really? The WR coach got fired really? Y’all gotta do better this man was not even close to the problem!! Let me be quiet I don’t know anything about football! i just went to my last auburn game for awhile! https://t.co/FlTcLrWyNI
— Sammie Coates (@sammiecoates11) September 26, 2021
The Tigers have other things to worry about, much less whether Bo Nix or T.J. Finley will be their quarterback against LSU after Finley led a last-minute drive to hold off Georgia State.
It’s not likely that Coates is the only Auburn alumnus to have such strong feelings about the firing of Williams, but for now, his voice has been the loudest.