Auburn fires wide receiver coach Cornelius Williams after close win against Georgia State
Auburn has fired first-year wide receivers coach Cornelius Williams four games into the season.
Spokesman Kirk Sampson confirmed the firing Sunday evening, a day after the 22nd-ranked Tigers had to rally in the final minute to beat Georgia State.
Auburn’s offensive struggles led coach Bryan Harsin to bench third-year starting quarterback Bo Nix. LSU transfer T.J. Finley threw the go-ahead 10-yard touchdown pass to Shedrick Jackson with 45 seconds left and Smoke Monday added an interception return for a score in the 34-24 win.
Auburn is set to visit Finley’s former school on Saturday.
Williams spent the last six years coaching receivers at Troy, where he played from 2006-09.
Auburn had to replace its three top wide receivers — Seth Williams, Anthony Schwartz and Eli Stove — this season.