Monday, March 28, 2016

Grambling using spring football as teaching tool

GRAMBLING, Louisiana — For the two first two years of Broderick Fobbs' tenure, Grambling football players did what they were asked without fully grasping the underlying theme.

The results were more than acceptable — 16 wins and a Southwestern Athletic Conference title berth — but the Tigers are looking to take the next step, and year three is beginning with an emphasis on learning why the program operates the way it operates.

"Our focus this spring is to teach. It's not a blood and guts spring for us," Fobbs said last week. "It's about teaching and getting people in the right place and understanding why they're doing what they're doing.

"I think they're starting to understand that."

Grambling is amid a near two-week long hiatus of practice for spring break, and the Tigers have just had one week of practice due to flooding that hit the area earlier this month.


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