“The coaches didn’t like that very much,” he said.
Williams slowly began to lose playing time at receiver as the coaches elected to play fellow seniors Albert Wilson and Kelton Hill and freshman Robert Davis. Soon, sophomore Avery Sweeting and junior Lynquez Blair joined the rotation.
Williams was made a blocker on special teams, which he had never done.
“I got blown up that first game a couple of times,” he said. “I wanted to work hard to show them,”
Williams has worked his way back into the rotation at receiver. He has five receptions for 71 yards in the past two games. He should get more playing time this week with the suspension of Hill and coach Trent Miles’ decision to remove Sweeting from football-related activities so that he can focus on academics.
“We feel like he’s produced and had a great attitude in practice,” Miles said. “We moved him to another wide receiver position, and he’s had a great attitude, so we’ve been able to get him out there more.”
Williams has three games left in his career, starting with Saturday’s matchup against Louisiana-Lafayette at the Georgia Dome.
Williams would like a few more receptions. More than that, a few wins would be nice.
“That’s all I want,” he said.
Familiar position: As Georgia State began to lose center after center, Tim Wynn thought that he might get another chance to play the position where he said he's most comfortable.
Wynn started the first six games at left guard before missing the Texas State game. He came off the bench against Louisiana-Monroe to play center after Ronald Martin and Mark Ruskell, Nos. 3 and 4 on the depth chart, left the game with injuries.
Wynn started at center against Western Kentucky and earned praise from Miles, who said he looked “like a natural.”
“He’s been awesome,” Miles said. “He loves the game of football. He’s been one of the most consistent guys on our offensive line. He brings it every day with an attitude that he wants to get better.”
Wynn, a junior, played in four games as freshman at center in 2010 despite never playing the position at Mays High School.
“Guess it was something (coach Bill) Curry saw,” he said. “I felt really comfortable.”
Personnel updates: Linebacker Jarrell Robinson (shoulder), wide receiver Donovan Harden (ACL) and cornerback Bruce Dukes (wrist) are out of action through spring practice because of injuries.
Wide receiver Kelton Hill will be eligible to return from suspension in time for next week’s game at Arkansas State. Miles announced that Hill and several other players, including offensive lineman Brandon Pertile and injured defensive lineman Nermin Delic, were suspended last week. Miles wouldn’t comment on the status of the other players.