Grambling State University President Rick Gallot met with HBCU Sports Thursday to discuss a number of topics related to the university’s athletic department.

Gallot, named the university’s 10th president on Aug. 1, discussed the status of his current search for a new athletic director and the overall state of GSU athletics.

Topics discussed included:

  • The quality of applicants applying for the AD position.
  • APR scores and the impact on Grambling/HBCUs.
  • The hope to play Jackson State at Grambling in 2017.
  • Confirmation of a future football game to be played at Louisiana Tech.
  • HBCUs and the impact of “money games” against FBS opponents.

Gallot also addressed the future of Grambling football coach Broderick Fobbs who is in the third and final year of his contract.

Below is audio of the entire interview.


  1. Really enjoyed this interview. Thank you for posting it. Grambling was the first college football program I was aware of, thanks to ESPN’s coverage of Legendary Eddie Robinson’s quest to overtake Bear Bryant when I was a kid. I have a deep respect for that program and the university as a whole.


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