POSTED: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 1:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 4:21pm
GRAMBLING, LA (KTVE) — Doug Williams is no longer the head football coach at Grambling State University.
GSU officials say Williams was "released" from his contract agreement, effective immediately.
The university has decided to move in another direction and opted to buy out the remainder of his contract.
“We recognize Doug Williams’ many contributions to our football legacy,” said Frank G. Pogue, President of Grambling State University. "We express our deep appreciation for his service to Grambling State University and we wish him well in the future.”
Williams is 0-2 this season and his team last year went 1-10.
This was Williams' second tenure with the Tigers. He coached GSU from 1998-02. He returned in 2011 and led the team to a SWAC Championship.
RB Coach George Ragsdale has assumed head football coaching duties, effective immediately.