D’haquille Williams, Auburn star WR, has yet to be seen at the team’s summer camp practices this year.
The wide receiver was former quarterback Nick Marshall’s favorite target and was a large cog the Tiger’s offense last year. Unfortunately for Auburn, Williams has a history of off-the-field issues that has affected him in previous contests.
Most recently, Williams was held out of Auburn’s bowl game against Wisconsin due to an undisclosed violation of team rules. The Tigers tried to use that to set a precedent on what expectations the team has for him, but it seems Williams has still not learned his lesson.
After Williams’ consecutive absences from camp, Tiger’s head coach Gus Malzahn responded to reporters Saturday about the situation.
“He had a discipline issue that we’re taking care of and when he takes care of that, he’ll be back on the field,” the head coach said. “I’ll make that decision. I will let you know when he’ll be back. Bottom line: nobody is bigger than the team around here and it is between me and him”
Williams’s value to Auburn is apparent, leading the team in receptions (45) and receiving touchdowns (5) last year while only playing in 10 of the possible 13 games. Although Williams is fully expected to return to team activities soon, it is another story on whether he will adhere to team regulations or revert to his old habits.
Perhaps he needs a stern talking to from current defensive coordinator, Will Muschamp to set him straight. Muschamp just needs give him “that look;” that should scare Williams into behaving appropriately. Either way, the entire Auburn family wants a confident and matured Williams to return to the field.
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