The night before Super Bowl XXII, arguably the biggest night of Doug Williams’ career, was spent in a medicated blur because of an abscessed tooth — so much so that Williams barely remembers talking to the guy in the next bunk.
That room mate was Anthony Jones, now head coach at Alabama A&M. Williams, who has returned to helm his former college program at Grambling, will face Jones and A&M this weekend in the Tigers’ home opener.
“I guess it was one of those situations where I was in so much pain the night before, under so much medication, that we didn’t get a chance to talk as much as we would have liked to,” Williams said. “The fact that we were in the same room, though, means we got to share the same feelings about what the next day would be about.”