The Miami Dolphins are set to hire Terrell Williams as their next defensive line coach. This is according to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, who tweeted out the news. It has also been reported by OnlyGators.com, a popular website for the Florida Gators.
Williams had been hired by the University of Florida at the beginning of January but a month later, he has decided to return to the NFL. In his opening press conference at Florida, Williams had this to say about being a defensive line coach and his passion for the position.
“Obviously, if you coach in this profession, you would like to be a coordinator, you would like to be a head coach, but I'm a defensive line coach first and foremost,” he said. “I don't care if I was a coordinator. I don't care if I was a head coach. I'm a defensive line coach. I played defensive line. I've only coached defensive line. I'm not a quarterback coach. You won't ever see me coaching offensive line. I'm a defensive line coach. I believe in it.”
Williams spent the past three seasons with the Oakland Raiders after working as a college assistant for 13 years. Williams, who is 40, also coached at Texas A&M from 2010-2011. During his time there, the defensive line recorded an FBS best 51 sacks and led the Big-12 with 104 tackles for loss. He has also spent time at Purdue, Akron, Youngstown State, North Carolina A&T and Fort Scott Community College. He has been a defensive line coach throughout his entire career.
The following information comes from Inside the Gators: Rivals.com in regards to Williams and the perception he has in coaching circles. The people on the website spoke to three beat reporters that have covered him in the past - GoldandBlack.com's Brian Neubert, AggieYell.com's Mark Passwaters and the Contra Costa Times/Bay Area News Group's's Steve Corkran.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs