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Former Auburn Star RB Cadillac Williams Hired As Tigers RB's Coach

A General view of Auburn's stadium.

AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 20: A general view from high in the stadium as the LSU Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 20, 2008 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

A former college football star landed a new job as the running backs coach at his alma mater. Former Auburn star running back Carnell "Cadillac" Williams landed a new job as the Tigers' running backs coach.

According to several reports, Williams emerged as the favorite to join the Tigers' coaching staff earlier this week and now he's reportedly landed the job, though Auburn has yet to officially announce the addition to the staff.

Here's the news from college football analyst Dennis Dodd.

Williams most-recently served as the running backs coach at IMG Academy in Florida. He was set to become the running back coach of the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football.

The former Auburn star spent four season with the Tigers, racking up over 3,800 rushing yards and 45 touchdowns - including 30 touchdowns over his final two seasons with the program.

After a successful career with the Tigers, Williams became the No. 5 overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Williams was named the AP Rookie over the year after rushing for over 1,000 yards in his first season with the team - his only season where he rushed for more than 832 yards.

Stay tuned for an official announcement from the team.