Saban speaks highly of Ricky Williams’ coaching future

Maybe all the people who want change at the top of the University of Texas need to just wait a couple of years.

According to Alabama head coach Nick Saban, who some people would love to see in Austin, there’s another coach in the making with strong ties to the University of Texas – Ricky Williams.

So maybe Williams isn’t the solution right now, as he’s in his first season as an assistant at Incarnate Word, but he’s already got a ringing endorsement from Saban.

“I think Ricky Williams would be a great coach,” Saban said AL.com. “I know that people talk about Ricky Williams for a lot of different reasons, but as a player to coach, the guy was as good a player as you could ever have on the field to coach. He played hard every down. He was a great competitor.”

Williams, the Longhorn great and 1998 Heisman Trophy winner, joined the Incarnate Word staff in August. He’s also a contributor on the Longhorn Network.

Saban has a soft spot for Williams too. When he was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2005 and 2006, Williams was a running back on the team. He made an impression on Saban too.