Cadillac Williams is expected to remain on staff at Auburn

After a 28-day search, Auburn has reportedly hired its next head coach.

Ex-Ole Miss and Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze has agreed to become the next head coach at Auburn according to sources, replacing Bryan Harsin who was relieved of his duties on Oct. 31 after posting a 9-12 record in a season and a half on the Plains.

Interim head coach Cadillac Williams led Auburn to a 2-2 record during his four-game stint as the coach. Although he was not the ultimate choice to remain head coach, he is expected to be retained on staff.

Jason Caldwell of Auburn Undercover says that Williams is a priority to remain on staff for Freeze, and has an offer for a “much larger role” than his original duty as running backs coach.

Auburn improved offensively under Williams’ direction, as two players rushed for over 100 yards in three-straight games for the first time in program history, and the Tigers posted 318 yards rushing against Alabama in the Iron Bowl, which is the most that the Crimson Tide has allowed under Nick Saban.

Auburn has also received two commitments under Williams’ watch, four-star DL Darron Reed and three-star DL Brenton Williams.


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Story originally appeared on Auburn Wire