AUBURN – After five seasons with the program, Auburn associate head coach and running backs coach Carnell "Cadillac" Williams has stepped down, per a release from the university.

“After taking time to pray and reflect, I have made the decision to resign from my position with Auburn football to pursue other opportunities," Williams said. "I love Auburn, the players and AU family with all my heart, but this decision is what is best for me, my wife and sons. I am extremely grateful for the coaching opportunity given to me first by Coach Malzahn and most recently by Coach Freeze. These past five years on the Plains have been nothing short of incredible. Auburn is and always will be a special part of my life. War Eagle!"

The release also included a statement from head coach Hugh Freeze.

“We are incredibly appreciative of Carnell and what he’s done for the Auburn football program during his time on the coaching staff," Freeze said. "He led Auburn through a time of transition and is one of the program’s all-time greats. I know this wasn’t easy for him, but I respect his decision and wish him nothing but the best.”

Williams was initially hired at Auburn by Gus Malzhan in 2019. Bryan Harsin retained him after Malzhan's firing.

The most memorable part of Williams' Auburn tenure was when he took over as the program's interim head coach after Harsin's firing in 2022.

Williams revived the energy in and around the program and coached the Tigers to a significant victory over Texas A&M.

A replacement for Williams has yet to be named.

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