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Williams took the blame for the loss to Alabama in the Iron Bowl. He said he was responsible for a lot of the mistakes.

Williams was proud of the way the staff and players responded after Bryan Harsin was fired. With Williams as interim coach, auburn went 2-2 with wins over Western Kentucky and Texas A andM.

Williams participated in the Iron Bowl as a player with the Tigers and reflected on adding another chapter to his history with the rivalry He felt overwhelmed by the fact that he was the first black man to serve as a head coach in the Iron Bowl's more than 100 years of existence.

The night before the game, Williams told the players about making history.

Williams said they don't think about being a head coach. If you can see what I'm trying to do, then you can believe it.

I think it's pretty cool. It's pretty neat. I'm very grateful for that. No one can take that away from me. No one.

Despite Williams' success as the interim coach, auburn appears to be looking for a new head coach The school is in talks with Hugh Freeze.

Williams didn't address Freeze or his own future during an emotional 24 minute news conference.

He said he was honored by the way the players responded to him when he was in charge. Being embraced by fans and the administration is something that means a lot.

After Harsin was fired, Williams saw a broken team. They need help, he said. He said that players weren't doing what they were supposed to be doing in the classroom.

The last four weeks have been very special. There is a bright future.