KU football interim HC countdown: No. 8, Jesse Williams
In the event Kansas decides to turn to an interim head coach at some point this season, I'm doing a series of blogs counting down to the most assistant coach on David Beaty's who would make the most sense to take on interim duties, should it come to that.
So you think you want to make a career of coaching college football, do you? Well, take a look at the work background of Kansas defensive line coach Jesse Williams and then think about the stress involved every time you have changed addresses.
Williams has coached in nine different states: California, Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Kansas at nine different schools: Sonoma State, Portland State, Eastern Washington, Holy Cross, San Jose State, Colorado State, Nebraska Kearney, New Mexico State, Ohio, Kansas.
His longest stay was at Colorado State (1999-2006), his next-longest at Ohio (2012-16), which he left to join David Beaty's staff.
It's a hard life, but Williams has made it work and has built a strong reputation as a solid recruiter and defensive line coach and witnessed how a terrific head coach, Ohio's Frank Solich, does the job.
Yet, if Kansas hires an interim head coach from Beaty's staff, Williams isn't likely to be the selection.