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Reports: Ricky Williams to try college coaching

Ravens' Williams stands in the end zone after scoring a touchdown against the Texans in their NFL football game in Baltimore Reuters

The University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas has begun to make the transition to Division I athletics. Also, their mascot is a cardinal — the bird, not the color.

I now know these things because of the news that former NFL running Ricky Williams will reportedly assist in the coaching of UIW’s running backs this season. CoachingSearch.com reportedly broke the story, while KSAT-TV in San Antonio had the detail about Williams assisting with the running backs, and Yahoo! Sports’ “Shutdown Corner” brought the entire matter to my attention.

For the Cardinals’ running backs — and there are eight, per this roster — this is a wonderful opportunity. Williams isn’t lacking in knowledge on how to play the position, and he’s probably also still capable of actively showing players how to use the proper technique at something close to NFL speed.

It’s a neat story. And for the University of the Incarnate Word, it’s a nice publicity boost.

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34 Responses to “Reports: Ricky Williams to try college coaching”
  1. GrossmanDaSexCannon says: Jul 18, 2013 11:56 AM

    Good on you Ricky.

  2. destructicus says: Jul 18, 2013 11:56 AM

    He was hardly a Raven. Get a picture of him playing for the Dolphins up, where he had his best years by far.

  3. h3min1230 says: Jul 18, 2013 11:57 AM

    I thought for sure he’d go for the high school level.

    See what I did there? :p

  4. remyje says: Jul 18, 2013 12:00 PM

    HIGH five

  5. ducksflyhigh says: Jul 18, 2013 12:13 PM

    He can teach them how to get by on just that nasty mexi weed too.

  6. mrrodgershood says: Jul 18, 2013 12:16 PM

    And here, kids, we have a joint and this is how you smoke it…oy.

  7. pj1983a says: Jul 18, 2013 12:16 PM

    Let’s hope he doesn’t try to teach them how to beat a drug test. Because he really sucked at that.

  8. vikingsrulez69 says: Jul 18, 2013 12:24 PM

    Does he still do that thing where he doesn’t bathe? Cuz that’s nasty.

  9. thirstymofo says: Jul 18, 2013 12:28 PM

    Should be a good fit. Ya know, some of the best pot I ever had was in college.

  10. viachicago22 says: Jul 18, 2013 12:32 PM

    University of Incarnate Word is going to be D1? Wisconsin will be scheduling them every year to be sure.

  11. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 18, 2013 12:33 PM

    Thats just DOPE!!!

    What? To soon?

  12. wisportsfanpbbb says: Jul 18, 2013 12:36 PM

    I hope Ricky can find his niche in coaching. He always seemed like a nice enough guy. He had his troubles, but don’t we all? He would certainly be a good guy to give advice to confused young men, he knows where they are coming from.

  13. humbleminded85 says: Jul 18, 2013 12:41 PM

    I used to hang with Ricky Williams. It was me, Ricky, Johnny Hopkins and Sloan Kettering. And we use to blaze…(you know the rest)

  14. phillyphan975 says: Jul 18, 2013 12:44 PM

    RB’s: “Puff puff pass”
    Rickey: Pass? no pass… we are running backs!

  15. beveaux says: Jul 18, 2013 12:45 PM

    Tom Benson, the owner of the New Orleans Saints is a big benefactor for Incarnate Word. Donated most of the money to get the team going.

  16. micknangold says: Jul 18, 2013 1:05 PM

    Run Ricky Run was a great documentary.

  17. lowerprovidencewarriors says: Jul 18, 2013 1:07 PM

    Perhaps he should try “coaching” his various and sundry illegitimate children. Rick has always been a flagrantly irresponsible, self-pitying narcissist; why anyone would want that for a coach is something for which I have no explanation.

  18. skleech22 says: Jul 18, 2013 1:14 PM

    Say what you want about Ricky, he was a great football player. We alienate and crusify him, simply because he smokes weed! Really??? Y’all need to look in the mirror before judging someone else like Ricky! Go for it! Ricky!

  19. ryann252013 says: Jul 18, 2013 1:16 PM

    I would totally play for this guy. Run Ricky run changed my entire perception of him.

  20. skinswillsurprise says: Jul 18, 2013 1:22 PM

    Sign them up Hard Knocks!!

  21. ravensterps says: Jul 18, 2013 1:27 PM

    Funny how he came to the Ravens to win a Super Bowl, then retired before his contract was up and the Ravens won the very next year. I guess we should thank him for quitting because without his retirement the Ravens would never have drafted Bernard Pierce.

  22. hehateme2 says: Jul 18, 2013 1:31 PM

    Man, Ricky is all over the place. Last I heard, he was studying to become some new-world medicine man. That, or a yoga teacher.

    Could he be a little bit of a flake? Agreed, get that raven picture down and replace it with a Dolphins one.

  23. granadafan says: Jul 18, 2013 1:46 PM

    I read that as University of the Incarcerate World adn thought this would be a great “school” for former Urban Meyer or Oregon players.

  24. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 18, 2013 1:47 PM

    Only Pittsburghers seem to be adept at coaching.

  25. ccjcsr says: Jul 18, 2013 1:57 PM

    Dude was a beast at UT, wonder why he didn’t start there?

  26. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 18, 2013 2:06 PM

    Did anyone see that 30 for 30 he did. He had food in his beard the whole interview. The reporter asked him if he’d want to know that he had food in his beard… he said no, it didnt concern him….

    Dude is WEIRD…. I mean he gave up millions of dollars to go smoke weed and make pottery or wtf he while he was gone…. Only came back due to a lawsuit…

    Good for him I guess, doing something constructive…

  27. txraiderfan says: Jul 18, 2013 2:21 PM

    the color is green

  28. txraiderfan says: Jul 18, 2013 2:22 PM

    “Dude was a beast at UT, wonder why he didn’t start there?”
    Because Mack Brown is a sh***y coach, but an excellent recruiter!

  29. fdugrad says: Jul 18, 2013 2:23 PM

    I thought he HATED football.

  30. beelicker says: Jul 18, 2013 4:03 PM

    RW will also be specially coaching the chronic underachievers …

  31. tfaulk says: Jul 18, 2013 5:55 PM

    I’m fairly confident that this is the first PFT story in five years on Rickie that doesn’t contain some really lame and stupid weed joke.

    Of course, the peanut gallery doesn’t fail to deliver on the usual idiocy…

  32. beelicker says: Jul 18, 2013 6:00 PM

    … among the backs in how to deliver more blunt force

  33. jayquintana says: Jul 18, 2013 7:46 PM

    Say what one will of him, he’s vastly more interesting that the typical professional athlete.

  34. boyshole25 says: Jul 18, 2013 8:40 PM

    Ok you dorks with the pot jokes Ricky was one of the most articulate intelligent people to ever grace the nfl. Sorry but pots not a drug

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