An Introduction to Cornelius Williams
Auburn's new WR coach hasn't been in the SEC or crossed paths with Bryan Harsin in the Mountain West. But he's making quite the impression early.
WR Coach Cornelius Williams (Troy Athletics)
When Bryan Harsin put together his first coaching staff at Auburn, almost all of the coaches he hired fit into at least one of three different types — assistants with SEC experience, assistants with Auburn experience and assistants he had crossed paths with either at Boise State or elsewhere in the Mountain West.
(That’s subject to change, though, as defensive line coach Tracy Rocker is reportedly set to leave Auburn for a position with the Philadelphia Eagles. It would be his fourth different job in the past 12 months.)
The one exception to those three types, though, is wide receivers coach Cornelius Williams.
Auburn hired Williams away from Troy, where he spent the last six seasons. (Harsin’s Boise State teams played Troy twice, in 2017 and 2018.) Williams is a former Troy wide receiver and an Alabama native — he was perhaps most famous for his time on the MTV series “Two-A-Days,” when he was a star wide receiver for Hoover High School.