Williams is just one Dog in a long list of spring running backs though. Ahead of him are seniors Brandon Holloway and Ashton Shumpert. Beside him in the pecking-order is classmate Dontavian Lee. And pushing everyone from behind are redshirt freshmen Nick Gibson and Alec Murphy.
So Williams, who by the end of the 2015 season was emerging as likely the best-all-around back of the bunch, still has his '16 work cut out for him. He spoke after Thursday's practice, albeit with an interview interrupted by teammates at times.