Louisiana officials in fray to hold onto coach

Updated: February 16, 2004, 8:23 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Doug Williams insisted Monday that he will be leaving his job as Grambling State head football coach for a job in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' front office -- but Louisiana university officials appear to be making a final attempt to keep him.

"I'm going to Tampa," Williams told the Shreveport (La.) Times on Monday. "I spoke with [Bucs general manager] Bruce [Allen] first thing this morning -- and I told him I would see him on Wednesday.

"I'm ready to get started."

But University ...

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