A Return To Glory

King, Kelley
November 2001
Sports Illustrated;
Profiles Doug Williams, and whether he will be able to lead Louisiana's Grambling State Tigers to their third undefeated season since 1941. Mention of the success of coach Eddie Robinson in the 1940s and 1950s; Ways Williams has tried to rebuild the team, including cutting a number of players and improving the offense and defense; Reasons the Tigers will not play in the playoffs; Question of whether the school will pay Williams more after his contract is up in an effort to retain him.


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