Today the Texas Longhorns announced that Charlie Williams, a coaching veteran with 30 years of experience in both college and the NFL, has been named the team’s wide receivers coach. Williams spent the last four years with the Colts as coach of both the running backs and wide receivers. He has coached several Pro Bowl receivers on the NFL level and numerous future NFL Draft picks during his time on college campuses.
“Coaching at Texas, one of the premier football programs in the country, is an unbelievable opportunity,” Williams said. “After coaching in the NFL for the past four years, I’m excited to get back on a college campus to help these young student-athletes grow and develop both as players on the field and students in the classroom. It gives me a chance to coach and teach young student-athletes again, and I’m excited for the challenges ahead.”
“Charlie (Williams) is a well-respected veteran coach who has been developing a lot of great receivers at the collegiate and NFL levels for a long time,” Strong said. “He’s a high-energy coach who we are really excited to be adding to our staff. Charlie will do a tremendous job working with all of our young, talented receivers and rounds out a terrific offensive coaching staff. You could see he connected with all of them during his interview and that they were all on the same page. I know he’ll bring a lot of expertise and passion to our team and is a coach our guys will really respond to.”
Williams has coached NFL Draft picks and Pro Bowl receivers in his career, most recently Reggie Wayne, Frank Gore, T.Y. Hilton.
“I had a chance to talk at length with Sterlin (Gilbert) and Matt (Mattox) on my visit to Austin and they’re two young coaches who have been a part of some great offenses over the years,” Williams said. “The fast break, no-huddle offense, as I like to call it, is going to need our wide receiver group to play a big role in it. I’m looking forward to working with the offensive staff, teaching our players and getting things going at Texas.
“First and foremost, our receiver group is going to be about ‘we.’ We’ll work hard each and every day to get better, and it doesn’t matter who gets the credit. I know we have a lot of young talent, and we’ll work together to find our identity as a group and develop in all of the areas it entails to be a great receiver. I’ve always felt that if you master all of the little things, the big things take care of themselves. And that will be our goal as a unit.”
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