It was a meeting years in the making — Coach Nick Williams got the chance to apologize to Coach Urban Meyer for an illegal hit on his then quarterback, Tim Tebow.
Williams spoke to Thee Pregame Show about the play.
It Wasn’t a Good Play
“So back in 2008 to 2012, I played at the University of Georgia and we went over to Florida to play them in the annual Georgia-Florida game,” Williams said. “Tebow was the quarterback, Chris Rainey was the running back. Tebow was carrying out his fake, like he was supposed to. I came off the edge and I cheap shotted him. He wasn’t looking at me, I would have never done it if Tebow was looking at me.”
Looking back, Williams admits it was an illegal hit.
“They were supposed to throw a personal foul and they didn’t,” he said. “My coaches were mad at me too, it wasn’t a good play.”
Williams said that the next week, Coach Meyer turned the tape in to the NCAA.
A Hefty Fine
The incident resulted in a $30,000 fine for Coach Urban Meyer by the SEC for criticizing officials for not flagging the call.
“I was like, man, one day I’m gonna get a chance to meet Coach Meyer and tell him I’m sorry, I didn’t mean nothing by it,” Williams said.
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