Williams’ fire in belly energizes D

But when talk turns to how the 2009 season ended on the turf of the Louisiana Superdome in the New Orleans Bowl, Williams’ tone turns somber.

“People criticize us, comparing us to the old Southern Miss defense,” Williams said. “You look at that and say maybe we haven’t been stepping up to the plate. It’s time to look at yourself in the mirror and actually fulfill the shoes of those guys from the old ‘Nasty Bunch’ defense