Grambling, LA (Sports Network) - Grambling State University fired DougWilliamson Wednesday from his second stint as the team's head football coach.
The Tigers have a 1-12 record, including two losses to open this season, sincethey won the 2011 Southwestern Athletic Conference title in Williams' firstseason back at his alma mater.
Grambling State announced in a statement that it is moving in anotherdirectionand will buy out the remainder of Williams' contract. Running backs coachGeorge Ragsdale has assumed the head coaching duties.
"We recognize Doug Williams' many contributions to our football legacy," GSUpresident Frank Pogue said, "and we express our deep appreciation for hisservice to Grambling State University and we wish him well in the future."
The News Star in Monroe, La., reported that Williams said he was called intoPogue's office Wednesday morning, handed a slip of paper and fired.
"There wasn't a lot of conversation," Williams told the News Star. "I told him'OK' and I was gone."
Williams played quarterback at Grambling State under legendary coach EddieRobinson. He succeeded Robinson as head coach for six seasons from 1998-2003before returning in 2011.
Williams had a 61-34 record in nine seasons, winning four SWAC titles.
During a nine-year NFL career, he was the first African-American quarterbacktolead his team to a Super Bowl title, earning MVP honors of the WashingtonRedskins' Super Bowl XXII win in 1987. He also played two years in the USFL.
Williams' son D.J., a junior, is Grambling State's starting quarterback.
The Tigers (0-2) next play Lincoln (Mo.) on Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.