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GSU vs. Alcorn: A ‘family affair’

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True freshman, D.J. Williams, will be directing Grambling State University into their 2011 season opener against Alcorn State University in Shreveport on Saturday.

GRAMBLING — It will undoubtedly be a family affair wen Grambling State and Alcorn State square off Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Port City Classic in Shreveport.

Freshman quarterback D.J. Williams will make his first start for Grambling under the auspices of his father and head coach Doug Williams, but the family ties go deeper than that.

Alcorn State head coach Melvin Spears is Doug Williams’ first cousin and former offensive coordinator, and that’s been the focus of much pregame talk over the summer, with Doug Williams taking over for his second stint as head coach at Grambling while Spears is in his first year as head coach at Alcorn State, his alma mater.

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