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Report: Williams out as Grambling coach

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After starting the season with an 0-2 record, Grambling fired coach Doug Williams on Wednesday, The News-Star reported in Monroe, La.

Williams told the newspaper that university president Frank Pogue summoned him to his office and gave him a pink slip. The Tigers are coming off a 48-10 loss to FBS Louisiana-Monroe last Saturday.

The former NFL quarterback played for legendary coach Eddie Robinson at Grambling in the 1970s and replaced Robinson after his retirement in 1997. Williams left the head coaching job after the 2003 season to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' personnel department, but he returned to the school in 2011.

Under Williams, Grambling had a 62-33 record and won four Southwestern Athletic Conference championships. The most recent title was in 2011. However, the Tigers slipped to 1-10 last season.

Williams' son, D.J., is the team's starting quarterback.

Grambling's next game is Saturday against Division II Lincoln (Mo.).
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