It's not quite Nick Saban, but I suppose the haters will have to be content with this. Per the Tuscaloosa News:
University of Alabama assistant coach Bobby Williams interviewed Wednesday with new Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett for a position on the Cowboys’ coaching staff, according to truebluefanclub.com, the blog home of the National Football League club’s official web site, dallascowboys.com.
Williams has been Alabama’s tight ends and special teams coach for three years since replacing Ron Middleton in the role soon after the Crimson Tide’s 2007 season.
Interesting news here, if true, and it's possible that, unless Williams is wanting to be close to Dallas for personal reasons, that this may be a suggested move. Williams has never been a coordinator before, and after flaming out as head coach at Michigan State, a job as a coordinator or a head coach does not seem to be imminent. Having said that, though, Williams is only 52 -- he was very young when hired by Michigan State -- and he still has time to work his way up the coaching ranks. Moreover, perhaps he just wants to make a jump to the professional game to avoid all of the time required to be spent on the recruiting trail as a collegiate coach. It's too early to say one way or the other exactly what is motivating this
One way or the other, though, if the interview legitimately did happen, expect Williams to jump at the job if he is indeed offered. He's been a head coach of a BCS program before and has worked in the NFL before, so this is not a courtesy interview to build experience for future openings. If he really interviewed with the Cowboys, and
Jerry Jones Jason Garrett makes him an offer, I imagine he will take it.
The good news in the short term for 'Bama is that by browsing the recruiting lists, Williams is the main recruiter on only one current UA commitment (Daryl Collins) regarding, and we are unlikely to get any more commitments from players he has been recruiting in recent months (either a firm offer to UA is unlikely, or they are expected to go elsewhere). If need be the case, UA could probably replace Williams in the short-term and have no real negative impact on the recruiting trails.