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Cadillac Williams reflects on interim head coaching job — 'Thank God for the players'

During a recent interview on the "Bleav in Everything Auburn" podcast, Auburn associate head football coach Carnell "Cadillac" Williams recalled his time as interim head coach following Bryan Harsin's firing.

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Alabama football coaches rally around Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach

Mississippi State head football coach Mike Leach is reportedly in "critical condition" after being rushed to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson on Sunday.

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Cadillac: 12 Auburn football players dedicated their lives to Christ this year

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.

Nov 26, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Al, USA; Coach Carnell Williams, Coach Ronnie Brown talk with Nick Saban before the game between Auburn and Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Who should Auburn keep under its new head coach?

The Auburn coaching search continues after a long week of rumors surrounding Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin ended with Kiffin telling ESPN’s Chris Low that he is staying in Oxford, as reports have also indicated that Kiffin will sign an extension. 

Nov 26, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Al, USA; Coach Carnell Williams talks to his team before the game between Auburn and Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
'We gave our all for him': Auburn fights in Cadillac's possible final game as head coach

When Carnell ‘Cadillac’ Williams took over as the interim head coach, he inherited a program that was in a state of disarray not seen around the Plains since the dreaded 2012 season. Auburn was 3-10 in its last 13 games and fighting for bowl eligibility after a blowout loss at home to Arkansas. 

Coach Carnell Williams after practice Auburn football practice on Wednesday, Nov 2 2022 in Auburn, AL.
Ashley Carter: Go crazy, Cadillac!

It is almost impossible not to be excited about what is happening at Auburn University and with its football team. Carnell "Cadillac" Williams is only three games in as head coach and already seems to have changed the momentum. 

Nov 19, 2022; Auburn, AL, USA; Coach Carnell Williams celebrates touch-down during the game between Auburn and Western Kentucky at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mackenzie Harris / AU Athletics
The Auburn report card following Tigers' second win in a row

Grading Auburn following its dominant 41-17 win over Western Kentucky. 

Nov 19, 2022; Auburn, AL, USA; D.J. James (4) scores a touchdown during the game between Auburn and Western Kentucky at Jordan Hare Stadium. Todd Van Emst / AU Athletics
Auburn defense pitches second half shutout as Tigers win second in a row

Auburn’s seniors went out with a bang, and the Tigers are winners of two in a row after a shutout of the Western Kentucky offense in the second half led to a 41-17 Auburn victory.

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Paul Finebaum on Auburn head coaching search: 'Cadillac' needs to be considered 'legitimate candidate for the job'

As rumors swirl about the next Auburn head football coach, SEC Network's Paul Finebaum is floating a new, yet familiar, name out there.

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Watch: Auburn's 'Cadillac' Williams on first win as head coach: 'All glory goes to God'

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

Tank Bigsby (4) touchdown during the Football Game between the Auburn Tigers and Texas A&M Aggies at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL on Saturday, Nov 12, 2022.
Auburn running backs go crazy, Cadillac gets first win as head coach

On the coldest night of the year in Auburn, with two of the coldest teams in the SEC doing battle, the Tigers finally ended their five-game losing streak with an ugly but hard-fought win over Texas A&M. Auburn’s defense shut down the Aggies offense in a dominant second-half display that secured the 13-10 victory. 

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Auburn fights for bowl eligibility as Texas A&M visits Jordan-Hare

Just under two years ago, it was hard to imagine that a primetime kickoff between Auburn(3-6, 1-5 SEC) and Texas A&M(3-6, 1-5) on a Saturday in November would decide the last place team in the SEC West.

Coach Carnell Williams presser on Monday, Nov 7 2022 in Auburn, AL. Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics
Support for Auburn interim head coach Carnell 'Cadillac' Williams grows ahead of Texas A&M matchup

Carnell "Cadillac" Williams is as Auburn as they come. A record-breaking running back during his four years on the Plains, Williams returned to his alma mater in 2019 to coach the new crop of Auburn running backs looking to etch their names in the annals of history. 

Starkville, MS, USA; Pre-game huddle with Coach Carnell Williams before the game between Auburn and Mississippi State at Davis Wade Stadium .
Cadillac's comeback falls short; Auburn drops its fifth straight 39-33

With a slow start, missed opportunities on turnovers and a comeback that came up just short, Auburn fought as its coach said, but the Tigers could not pull off the upset in Starkville. 

Coach Carnell Williams after practice Auburn football practice on Wednesday, Nov 2 2022 in Auburn, AL.
Auburn prepares for first game under Cadillac; Interim coach hopes to 'play hard, compete'

The hiring of Carnell ‘Cadillac’ Williams has seemingly breathed life into a program that was looking for direction during the final weeks of the Bryan Harsin era.