Former DL Coach for Texas A&M Football Leading Senior Bowl Squad
The Senior Bowl, one of the top collegiate all-star showcases of the pre-draft season, is right around the corner, and it’s looking like Texas A&M football will have even more of a presence there than originally thought. Not only will the game feature Aggie standouts like Ainias Smith, Layden Robinson, and McKinnley Jackson, but a former Texas A&M football coach will be heading up one of the teams in the game.
Terrell Williams, a longtime NFL coaching veteran, has been named one of the two head coaches for the game. He will be opposite Jeff Ulbrich, the defensive coordinator of the Jets.
Williams currently serves as the defensive line coach and assistant head coach for the Tennessee Titans, where he has been for the past six seasons.
The NFL mentioned in the press release that these decisions were made as part of the “Coach Up” format; in this format, “coordinators and assistant coaches are placed into elevated or different roles from the ones they currently hold with their respective clubs.” There was a nomination process, in which head coaches and general managers from around the league participated, and then Williams and Ulbrich were selected from that nominated group.
Williams’s Aggie connection goes back a ways. He spent two years in College Station as a defensive line coach under Mike Sherman. He arrived in 2010 after a four-year stint with Purdue, but his final year was 2011, the year before the Aggies departed the Big 12 for the SEC. That year, the Aggies led the nation in sacks (51) and were third in TFLs.
Congratulations to coach Williams! It’s always nice to have that Aggie connection on staff, especially when Texas A&M football will have several players representing the Maroon and White down in Mobile.