Yale Gets it's, (3rd, 4th, 5th?), Choice
The Hartford Courant is reporting that Yale has hired Jacksonville Jaguars assistant Tom Williams as its new head coach.
The paper says he will be formally introduced tomorrow at 2pm.
At 38, Williams is the latest in the trend of younger coaches being hired at all levels of football over the last few days.
While he comes directly from the Jaguars and played briefly in the NFL, the overwhelming majority of his experience is at the college level. He started coaching under Bill Walsh at Stanford where he was also a player during the Cardinal's last glory days of the early 1990's.
(The last real purely NFL-bred Ivy coach was Columbia's Jim Garrett. I'm not sure we'll ever see that kind of coach getting hired again).
Most media reports say at least three other Yale choices turned down the job, and we'll probably never know the real reasons why.
In any case, we welcome Mr. Williams to the Ivy world and wish him luck against everyone but Columbia.