The city attorney and mayor of Grambling, La., sent a letter to the NCAA asking it to vacate some of Joe Paterno’s wins so Grambling State’s Eddie Robinson could again hold the record for the most Division I football victories, the Shreveport Times reported.
Robinson had 408 wins at Grambling State, and Paterno had 409 while at Penn State. Current Grambling State head coach Doug Williams also chimed in on the “interesting” timing of Paterno’s firing.
“Right after (Paterno) broke the record, they let him go,” said Grambling State football coach Doug Williams, who both played for Robinson and replaced him as the Tigers’ coach in 1998. “That’s interesting. A lot of people have reservations about the timing. The NCAA definitely has to review it and look at it. I’m a little biased toward coach Robinson, but the timing (of Paterno’s firing), if it had happened at the end of the year, it would have been something different.”
Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams is returning to Grambling State for a second run as the program’s coach. Williams, who had been working as general manager of the UFL’s Virginia Destroyers, will succeed Ron Broadway who left Grambling for North Carolina A&T.
Williams played for the late Eddie Robinson at Grambling and succeeded him as coach following Robinson’s retirement. He led the Tigers from 1998 through 2003. This time Williams will have the chance to coach his son, D.J. Williams, who has committed to play next season at Grambling.