Following Auburn's 49-27 loss to in-state rival Alabama in the Iron Bowl, Tigers interim head coach Carnell "Cadillac" Williams revealed that 12 players had given their lives to God.

Williams put an emphasis on serving his players and giving glory to God following Byran Harsin's abysmal tenure as head coach. He reportedly changed the time for chapel with longtime team chaplain Chette Williams, which quickly paid dividends and led to "8-10 players" dedicating their lives to Christ.

According to Williams, during his remarks after the Iron Bowl, 12 players had now been baptized.

Tuesday, Auburn introduced Hugh Freeze as the university's new head football coach. Freeze will be retaining Williams, who earned a new title, associate head coach, to go along with his duties coaching the running backs.

Williams put out a statement saying it was his "desire" to remain on staff after meeting with Freeze, who he called "a man of faith."

He thanked God for "His hand being on my life and guiding me to this university and the Auburn Family."

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