Twitter reaction to Auburn WR Duke Williams' dismissal
Auburn dismissed senior wide receiver Duke Williams late Monday night, citing a “failure to meet the expectations of our program” according to coach Gus Malzahn.
Many fans were shocked, some relieved and others ready to throw in the towel on this disappointing season after the latest shockwave announcement on offense.
NFL draft guru Todd McShay was critical of Williams and never believed his was a first-round pick next season (though most mocks projected otherwise pre-dismissal):
Not surprised WR Duke Williams dismissed from Auburn. Classic underachiever w/ inflated sense of self. Lot of 1st rd buzz; we never saw it
— Todd McShay (@McShay13) October 6, 2015
Several media members thought the oft-troubled Williams should’ve declared after his junior season:
Safe to say Duke Williams would’ve been smart to come out last year, even though the 2015 WR draft pool was crazy deep. — Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) October 6, 2015
Remember that Duke chose to return to Auburn when he could of easily been drafted to the NFL. Best of luck and thank you to Duke Williams.
— The Drive ESPN 106.5 (@TheDriveESPNAU) October 6, 2015
Feeling are mixed within the Auburn fan base. Many appear glad to see him go and others noticed a talent wasted:
Duke Williams a talented player but a 5 cent head on him. — Shabazz Fisher (@gfisher12) October 6, 2015
Auburn sure is going to miss Duke Williams’ loafing around the field the rest of the year
— IgnoRants (@IgnoRantTalk) October 6, 2015
The Duke Williams thing is just sad. Not sad for the team, sad for him. So much talent and opportunity wasted. Gotta learn how to act though
— Lindsey Baldwin☀ (@rayeofsun_shine) October 6, 2015
Kudos to Duke Williams. You have to try REALLY HARD to get kicked off of Auburn’s football team. A job well done.
— FIRE BUTCH JONES (@THESethHughes) October 6, 2015
Smh I honestly can’t feel bad for duke Williams.. They gave him 3 chances — King Ked (@MyDictatesGood_) October 6, 2015
Note to Duke Williams attitude is everything #WarEagle
— War Eagle (@aubieisalegend) October 6, 2015
Malzahn let Duke Williams go but can’t get rid of Muschamp? 😕
— DJ Wavy Lamborghini (@WavyLamborghini) October 6, 2015
Only you can stop yourself from reaching your full potential. And we saw that with Duke Williams getting dismissed
— HD26 – QB (@DJ_Harshdaddy) October 6, 2015