After four years in the NFL, Charlie Williams is ready for his new role as Texas Longhorns wide receivers coach.
Williams replaces Jay Norvell, who is headed to Arizona State to become passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach. The 30-year coaching veteran and native of Long Beach, California has made stops at both the college and NFL levels, spending the last four years with the Indianapolis Colts. Last season he was the running backs coach and before that Williams spent three seasons working with wide receivers.
Williams' hire drew immediate praise from former Texas receiver and radio sideline reporter Quan Cosby:
Very pumped to hear about Charlie Williams joining the UT staff GREAT person and coach, the kids will love him! #HookEm— Quan Cosby (@QCosby17) February 15, 2016
Above, Cosby speaks with Jane Slater of the Longhorn Network to talk about why Williams is such a good fit for Texas.
"We often hear that coach Strong in recruiting is huge with the parents," Cosby says. "Charlie [Williams] will be the exact same thing. He's a great father and coach. The thing I like even more than the off-the-field stuff is his accountability."
Cosby, who worked with Williams during his time with the Colts, added that Williams is a very positive person.
"He's good for college kids," Cosby says, comparing him to NFL coaching legend Tony Dungy.