New Jobs For Schiano, Cadillac

January 24th, 2019

Cadillac Williams was a such a beloved fan favorite in Tampa.

Fans loved Cadillac out of the gate, as his rushing career launched with historic success in 2005. But then the bandwagon grew during and after Cadillac’s incredible perseverance through horrific knee injuries. He retired seven years ago and now he’s back in the game — the college game — as the brand new running backs coach at Auburn.

Cadillac, 36, was coaching at the IMG Academy in Bradenton before taking a job coaching in the Birmingham team of new AAF. But now he’s bolted for his alma mater.

Joe wishes Cadillac well.

On another ex-Buccaneer front, former Commander Greg Schiano, per NFL Network, is expected to take over the Patriots’ top defensive playcaller/linebacker coach gig when Brian Flores leaves to be head coach of the Dolphins next month.

For those unaware, Bill Belicheat recommended Schiano for the Buccaneers’ head coaching job in 2012. The two sparked a relationship when Belicheat’s son Steve played under Schiano at Rutgers. Steve Belichick has been the Patriots safeties coach for the past three seasons.

37 Responses to “New Jobs For Schiano, Cadillac”

  1. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Schiano should never have been fired he was dealt a huge dumpster fire from freeman to MRSA. He deserved another year but the players were/are not ready to do whatever it takes to be winners, they are better at showing up and cashing checks

  2. SOEbuc Says:

    Congrats Lac. You were great. Those injuries were some of the most saddening in Bucs history.

  3. Greg Says:


  4. AlteredEgo Says:

    I’ve been a fan since day one…Carnell’s jersey was the first I bought for myself and wore, I bought plenty of others for my wife and sons….I just didn’t need to wear a plastic shirt in a miserably hot stadium….brutal injuries I can still see him being brought down from behind and rolled up by the tackler

  5. FortMyersDave Says:

    Big Dust, when I was 11 years old and the Bucs were running the gauntlet of that 1976 0-14 season I saw you at Robart’s arena down in Sarasota taking on some bad dude like Harley Race or Freight Train Joe LeDuc and saw you get blasted with a Samsonite chair. You somehow won the match with that bionic elbow but I was po’d because Gordon was not in attendance as I did not know he only covered shows from the Armory that were taped for the Championchip Wrestling from FLA show on WTOG… Anyhow I digress from my post Dust: Schiano was toast after that 0-8 start to his final season even if they should have won 3 of those early games but that was part of the reason why the Glazer’s sought Lovie out even though Schiano was dealt a below average hand due to the reason you said above coupled with some bad drafts by Mark Dominick………

  6. ToesOnTheLine!!! Says:

    Congrats to both of them. May they both find success at their new positions. I’m glad to see Schiano back in the NFL. I have a feeling he’ll do well on that team. Who knows, he may even get a shot at a NFL HC gig again at some point?

  7. #1bucfan Says:

    caddy was my 2nd fav. Player in Bucs history John Lynch is the 1st. I wish him well

  8. FortMyersDave Says:

    ToesOnTheLine: I would have loved to see what Schiano would have done if he got the Big Orange job up in Knoxville if the fans did not go apedung when his hiring was announced as the Vols have like 2 conference wins in the past 2 years, he could not do much worse than Jeremy Pruitt….. Good luck with the Bellicheats!

  9. Miller5252 Says:

    Caddy was such a stud. Too bad Gruden ran his ass right into the ground. Glad to see he’s getting back into it, wish him nothing but the best.

  10. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Schiano walked into a train wreck. From Freeman to MRSA to Tedfords health issues etc. Guy was never given a chance

  11. BurgDweller Says:

    Schiano inherited one of the worst rosters in Bucs history. Those guys were a bunch of entitled losers that only cared about playing the celebrity part of being football players rather than actually being football players.

  12. '79Defense Says:

    Cadillac looks great in the photo. –Now why in the hell did they get rid of that uniform?

  13. diggler Says:

    @Duthsty Rhothdes A-fakin-men dood. Truth!

  14. Bucsfan951 Says:

    @ghost: Tedford was Lovie’s problem, not schiano’s.

  15. Waterboy Says:

    Schiano is taking the right steps to come up thru the NFL ranks and earn a 2nd shot. The first time around he didn’t have the credentials to walk into an NFL locker room and expect guys to fall in line like college kids.

  16. Pugs&Bucs Says:

    Cadillac is one of those Bucs I had insanely high hopes for. He was marketable. He had flash and boy could he run. I especially loved his name because we are a “Cadillac” family (Escalade and SRX). 2005 was my first year w/season tickets.

    I don’t think I was ever more sad over a Bucs player didn’t pan out.

  17. Waterboy Says:

    If Schiano inherited a bad roster what does that say about the job Raheem Morris did with less of a roster? Morris managed to go 10-5 with virtually the same players minus Vincent Jackson and Darrell Revis and a few others.

  18. John5 Says:

    It baffles me how many people defend Schiano. That guy was the worst NFL coach in Bucs history, and maybe NFL history. Constantly brought the Bucs to national attention negatively with his circus show. I wish Tom Coughlin would’ve decked him during that post game confrontation… just kidding. Maybe.

  19. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    FortMeyersDave: Loothey Goothey and Freeky Deaky, like i thold gowrdone tholie sinth day one baby, i have wined and dined with kings and queens and i dun slept in alleys & dined on pork and beans…

    caddy was great when he was healthy but my main knock on gruden is not drafting AROD when the bucs needed(still need?) a franchise QB all these years later

  20. Owlykat Says:

    People quickly forget that Schiano bombed as a Defensive Coach to the point he had the GM give a huge contract to the top DB in the NFL and then his defense was only average. He also promoted Albatross Glennon to be his star QB which likely drove Freeman to hit the bottle and ruined his promising career. Glennon was awful except in the red zone and usually couldn’t get there without a turnover on that side of the fifty yard line. And Glennon was a sack magnet and had zero escapability and he bombed with Chicago too. Don’t forget that Schiano practically gifted our best running back to his big buddy Bill Belicheat who rode that running back to win several Super Bowls. Schiano didn’t get the TN job when they learned he knew the terrible secrets at Penn State when he coached for Paterno but failed to report it. Just the kind of guy Belicheat wants!

  21. teacherman777 Says:

    I met Caddy twice at Auburn.

    The eyes of an Angel!

    Caddy was the key to our 10-6 run.

    He called out every blitz on 3rd down and helped Josh have time.

    Caddy is a King in my book!

  22. BurgDweller Says:

    @ Waterboy that 10-5 season was followed by a 4-12 season under Raheem. So what happened? I think that the majority of the players became self entitled, living the high life (partying), paycheck cashing losers.

  23. 813bucboi Says:

    loved watching the caddy roll thru defenders……


  24. Not there yet Says:

    There’s a reason Schiano got fired and why he was completely out of the nfl until now. He was horrible on game day and a micro manager who was one of the worst coaches the glazers hired. Not sure where this Schiano love comes from but technically the freeman fiasco started when he got here. He was a turd

    Cadillac has to be one of the most unlucky buc when it comes to injuries and would have had a great career

  25. Owlykat Says:

    How many QBs in Buc’s history have won 10 games in any given season? I only remember four, and Freeman was one of them and had potential to be a Franchise QB for the Bucs. Schiano’s knowledge was mainly defensive yet he thought he was smarter than every one else on Offense and he wanted Glennon for his NFL arm strength and his IQ and made sure his GM got him for him. Then he simply gifted rookie Glennon the starting QB job and criticized and rode Freeman right into the ground and destroyed his confidence and made him despondent and literally ruined his career so he could assure his pet, Glennon, didn’t have to look over his shoulder although he was an obvious loser and the result of Schiano’s bad judgment. Yeah let’s just rewrite Buc’s History and make Schiano a misunderstood Hero. NOT!!!

  26. ToesOnTheLine!!! Says:

    Much dung flung in your post Owlycat

    (1) Bill Sheridan was the DC. While I have no doubt that Schiano had a heavy hand on that side of the ball, he was still the HC and let Sheridan focus on D.
    (2) the team was the top ranked rush defensive unit (seeing as that was a franchise record I would call the Sheridan/Schiano D “above average”). The pass D was far worse, so it was logical for the team to sign the best FA corner available at the time (Revis).
    (3) when you inherit a mentally unstable, selfish, and undisciplined man-Child as your “franchise QB” you can’t blame Schiano for trying to explore other options at the most important position on the team. He wasn’t given a 1st round pick to address the issue, so we made due with Glennon.
    (4) We got rid of Blount and (arguably) upgrades to Martin…who was pretty good for the Bucs during Schiano’s days in Tampa.(
    (5) the accusations against Schiano (much like the medical file leak BS) were never substantiated beyond a third person hearsay testimony. Why was Schiano never charged in the court of law, hmm perhaps the prosecution didn’t see any strong evidence? We are still innocent until proven guilty in (sane) America, correct?

    Bottom line is he was our team’s coach for a couple years. Some of us feel he had some of the qualities of a good coach but was dealt a sh!t hand in Tampa. It’s history, and now he’ll have a chance to write a new chapter in his coaching career with the best run franchise in the league. We have BA now, hopefully it’s a win-win for all.

  27. Couch Fan Says:

    My 2nd fav Bucs Rb. He was exciting to watch, almost as exciting as the A-train. Almost.

  28. Bucsfanman Says:

    Blaming anybody but Josh Freeman for Josh Freeman’s meltdown is misinformed at best. In the end, the ultimate responsibility for one’s self IS ONE’S SELF!

    Man, I loved the way Caddy ran. The problem is he took on too many defenders tapping into his inner “Big Back”.

  29. Curse of Gruden Says:

    We need more quotes from Duthsty Rhothdes and his bionic elbow!

  30. tmaxcon Says:


    be careful sir… bringing personal responsibility or any form of responsibility will send the boards libtards into a tizzy… they will mindmelt. no one is responsible for anything any mistake made is either old white guys fault or labeled a disease.

    it’s very simple this organization has been void of leadership and complete joke since the final whistle of super bowl. it’s sad and laughable but very accurate.

  31. TOM Says:

    Schiano was pretty much run out of town by holier than thou media.

  32. Mike Johnson Says:

    The Caddy was way down on my list as Bucs Fav. My list goes in this order..Leroy Selmon, Warren Sapp, The A train, Alstott, John Lynch, Derrick Brooks and Doug Williams.

  33. Bucsfanman Says:

    tmax- On leadership and responsibility, we are in complete agreement.

  34. Easy Says:

    I still have my Cadillac Williams Fat Head on my upstairs wall.

  35. Rod Munch Says:

    Bill is finally paying Schiano back for Schiano giving him Talib and Blount for nothing.

  36. Stanglassman Says:

    RIP Dusty Rhodes ‘15.

  37. Gruden4President Says:

    That is not the real Dusty Rhodes smh