The remarkable transformation of the Grambling State football from doormat to SWAC West leader has begun to attract national attention.
On Monday, Paul Pabst of The Dan Patrick Show named Grambling his “Best of the Week” after learning of the program’s ascent from a 2-21 free fall over the last two years to a now 7-game winning streak.
Head coach Broderick Fobbs made an appearance on The Freddie Coleman Show to discuss Grambling’s climb back to the top of the Black College Football world.
“Our kids from the beginning have done a good job of staying focused and changing their mindset,” Fobbs said Wednesday. “The focus has been doing things the right way.”
Fobbs, whose bunch is currently undefeated in conference play, briefly addressed to the team before the season all the issues that hampered them in 2013, including the staged boycott prior to a road game against Jackson State.
“Of course it wasn’t something I enjoyed,” he said about watching the events unfold from afar while working as an assistant coach at McNeese State.
Although the first-year head coach could not have predicted the team would improve so rapidly, Fobbs knew Grambling was moving in the right direction following a 36-23 loss at Bethune-Cookman on Sept. 13.
Grambling was 0-3 at the time, but it was a defining day for the team, he said.
“I saw a team full of guys sitting down really in tears ,” Fobbs said about the scene he saw in the locker room after the game. “That told me they played with their heart and put everything out there. And we haven’t looked back since.”
The rest of the interview can be heard here.