After formally announcing the departure of WRs coach Holmon Wiggins to Alabama this morning, Virginia Tech announced that Jafar Williams was being hired to replace Wiggins on staff.
Williams was the Maryland RBs coach this past season after spending two seasons as the WRs coach at Rutgers. Before then, Williams was the RBs coach at Kent State from 2011-2012 and Purdue from 2013-2015.
Williams does have a connection to the current Virginia Tech coaching staff as he took over as the WRs coach at Illinois State in 2007
after Brad Cornelsen was moved from coaching WRs to QBs
Rumors about Jafar Williams to Virginia Tech started when ESPN's Adam Rittenberg
reported that Williams was a top candidate to replace an Alabama-bound Holmon Wiggins. Yesterday, Williams changed his Twitter background photo to a recent one of Lane Stadium, a sign that Williams was likely to be the replacement for Wiggins.
With Williams on board, Virginia Tech is back to having a full staff with no other coaching changes expected at this point especially given the proximity to National Signing Day.
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