Meridian Star


December 7, 2013

5 questions with No.1 GMC head coach Bert Williams

The Meridian Star was able to catch up with No.1 Georgia Military College head coach Bert Williams on the eve of Sunday’s national championship game against No. 2 East Mississippi Community College at 2 p.m. from Biloxi High School Stadium.

Below are five questions on Sunday’s game:

The Meridian Star: How has your stay in Mississippi been these past two days? 

Bert Williams: We’ve had great hospitality. Everyone has been super nice. The Mississippi Gulf Coast has been a wonderful host since the day we got here. Everything has been first class, and it’s been a lot of fun for our kids.

TMS: You have travelled all over the country this season, even as far as Utah. Is traveling pretty much second hand to your players by now?

BW: We do that pretty much every year. This is actually a pretty short trip for us. Interestingly enough, we started the season here playing at Gulf Coast against Blinn Junior College for our first game. We are kind of coming full circle. 

TMS: What is the secret to your running game which is averaging 293.5 yards a game on the ground this season? 

BW: We’ve got a couple of really good running backs. One in particular, Jovon Robinson, is leading the country in rushing yards. He’s a very physical back that’s hard for one or two guys to bring down. He’s been prolific for us this year. 

We got our other running back Akeem Judd healthy here the last half of the season. He really did a super good job for us as we went through the end of the regular season. We are also pretty good up front. Obviously when you are ripping off 15-20 yard runs you have holes to run through. The receivers have taken care of the secondary guys on the outside as well. 

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