Texas hires former Colts assistant Charlie Williams as WR coach

The Texas Longhorns have hired former Indianapolis Colts assistant Charlie Williams as their new wide receivers coach, according to Longhorns beat writer Anwar Richardson.

Texas will hire former Indianapolis Colts assistant Charlie Williams to coach receivers at Texas, according to sources #Longhorns #HookEm

— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) February 15, 2016

Williams replaces Jay Norvell, who left Texas to take the same position at Arizona State. He has experience that dates back to 1984 and has served at elite programs such as Miami, South Carolina and Arizona, among others. Williams also served as the wide receivers coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996-2001 under coach Tony Dungy. He is also credited with turning Colts star receiver T.Y. Hilton into the talent that he is today.

Williams is now tasked with taking over a Texas receiving corps that ranked 122nd in FBS in receiving offense. That can be attributed to the Longhorns’ lack of talent and experience at the position, but Williams’ experience combined with that of new offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert should help Texas make some more noise in the Big 12 in 2016.

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