Raiders to hire former NFL RB Carnell ‘Cadillac’ Williams to be running backs coach

A few weeks ago it was former NFL RB DeShaun Foster who was set to take the running backs coach job in Las Vegas. But Foster got the opportunity to be head coach at UCLA and took it. So, now it’s another former NFL running back who is getting the Raiders RB coach job. Former Buccaneers first round pick Carnell ‘Cadillac’ Williams.

Jon Gruden made the Auburn product the fifth overall pick by the Buccaneers in the 2005 draft. He played seven NFL seasons, six in Tampa and the final season with the Rams.

The past five years Williams has been the running backs coach at his alma mater.

In 2022, he was named the interim head coach after the firing of Bryan Harsin, Williams went 2-2 over the final four games of that season and was retained as associate head coach and running backs coach by Hugh Freeze when he was brought on as head coach last season. Williams resigned after the season.

Story originally appeared on Raiders Wire