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Interim Auburn head football coach Carnell "Cadillac" Williams picked up his first win on Saturday.

The legendary former Auburn running back celebrated the victory in a big way with a gathering of former Tigers teammates behind him and an energized crowd cheering him on.

After the game, Williams spoke with fellow former Auburn star Cole Cubelic, who now works for the SEC Network, about the win.

He credited God and noted that fans showed up in a big way to cheer on a team that is now 4-6 on the season.

"You just won your first game as the Auburn head football coach. How does that feel?" Cubelic asked.

"All glory goes to God," a relieved Williams replied. "God is good."

"I'm so appreciative of this, Auburn family," he added. "Man, these fans - they showed up and showed out, man — the energy, the atmosphere here. Man, I'm just so appreciative of this institution. I'm forever indebted to it. I love serving these young men, man. This coaching staff - it's bigger than me. It's just not my show, man. We are together. We're family. So, I'm excited."

Cubelic asked Williams how he was able to re-energize a fanbase that had gone sour after an abysmal season and a half under now-former coach Bryan Harsin.

The coach emphasized the importance of serving and disciplining the athletes while also showing them love.

"[T]hese kids just need a little love, need to be loved on with the discipline. They need to know it's OK to make mistakes. They're going to fall, but us coaches are going to be there to pick them back up. And regardless, we've got their backs. They had to open their hearts, and that's all they did, to be honest with you," Williams outlined.

Williams again gave all glory to God and assured the Auburn family that Auburn would get back to its winning ways.

"I mean, who doesn't want to come to Auburn? Look, man, Auburn football is going to be OK. It ain't dead, baby. It ain't dead. We're coming. I'm so appreciative, man. All praise goes to God," he concluded.

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