Duke Williams Returns to Practice at Auburn
AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn receiver Duke Williams returned to practice Thursday after dealing with a discipline issue that knocked him out of five days of preseason drills.
Coach Gus Malzahn said Williams “took care of his business off the field, what I had him doing. He is in the process of every day earning his teammates’ and his coaches’ respect.
“He’s going to have the same standards as everybody else, and he’ going to earn everything he gets, just like every other player would.”
Malzahn said Williams is at the bottom of the depth chart and “will have to earn his way back.”
“He’s going to have to play catch-up, and he understands that.”
Malzahn did not identify the discipline issue.
“He’s taken care of what he needed to take care of, but it’s a daily deal, just like everybody else on our team. They’re going to have to come out there and practice with a great attitude, great effort and earn their playing time on the field.”
Williams, Auburn’s leading returning receiver, had 45 catches for 730 yards last season.
(Courtesy: Auburn Athletics)