Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Report: Williams interviews at Stanford

The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that Yale football coach Tom Williams interviewed for the head job at Stanford, which was vacated when Jim Harbaugh took head coaching job with the NFL's San Francisco 49ers.

In a blog entry, three current Stanford assistant coaches and Williams, a former player and assistant coach with the Cardinal, are the top candidates.

Offensive coordinator David Shaw, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio (whose name has been surfacing in NFL assistant coach rumors) and associate head coach Greg Roman are the members of Harbaugh's staff mentioned as having interviewed for the job.

Williams was a linebacker at Stanford from 1989-92 and was a team captain of the 1992 squad. He was a graduate assistant at his alma mater from 1993-94 and after a stint coaching in Japan and stops at Hawaii and Washington, Williams returned to the Cardinal in 2002 as the co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. He was the associate head coach at Stanford before spending the 2005 and 2006 seasons as the co-defensive coordinator at San Jose State and had a two-year run as a defensive assistant with the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars.

Williams is 11-9 in his two seasons with the Bulldogs including a 7-3 record this past season.

I reached out to Williams yesterday but have yet to hear back.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, I hope he stays.

His Bulldog teams have been somewhat erratic, but clearly have a strong will to win. Plenty of experience coming back in 2011 so that could be big year for the Blue. Also, he understands football on all levels, having been an NFL assistant.

7:34 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same here.

9:52 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He'll be gone in the blink of an eye if they make him an offer

1:19 PM 

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