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.
Carnell Williams changed some of the schedules up last week, including moving team chaplain Chette Williams' chapel to the last thing the team did on Friday night. Williams said 8-10 players gave their life to Christ and chapel was always extremely impactful to him as a player.— Justin Hokanson (@_JHokanson) November 7, 2022
According to Williams, during his remarks after the Iron Bowl, 12 players had now been baptized.
Auburn interim HC Carnell Williams says 12 players on the team have given their life to Christ this year.— Lance Dawe (@LanceDawe_) November 27, 2022
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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