After leading Grambling State to another SWAC championship and a berth in the Celebration Bowl to compete for an HBCU National Championship, head coach Broderick Fobbs has become a hot coaching commodity.

Football Scoop reported Sunday that Fobbs might be one of the candidates being considered to replace Mark Hudspeth after he was fired at Louisiana-Lafayette.

Sources in the profession have mentioned a number of potential candidates for this one including Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry and successful FCS head coaches Lance Guidry (McNeese State), Tim Rebowe (Nicholls) and Broderick Fobbs (Grambling). Sources add that LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada would like an opportunity as well.

Football Scoop intimated that the school’s next head coach would inherit “a program that has a solid foundation in place, and smack dab in the middle of some of the most fertile recruiting ground for high school talent in America.”

While at Grambling, Fobbs is 39-10, with three SWAC Western Division titles, two league title, and a national championship.

In 2015, Fobbs interviewed with Louisiana-Monroe before that job ultimately went to Matt Viator.

Fobbs, 43, started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at ULL from 2000-2002.


  1. I understand the ambition that many coaches have (more money, larger program, more recognition) but we need more Eddie Robinson’s–men (and women) with a commitment to HBCUs and the students/athletes they develop. It’s a mission, not simply a stepping stone.


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