Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fobbs gives Grambling a B+ grade for spring practice

GRAMBLING, Louisiana — It may have been hard to tell with a fourth-string quarterback at the helm during Grambling's spring game, but the Tigers have no plans to regress from an offense that averaged 41 points per game in 2015.

In fact, Grambling should be just fine despite losing quarterback Johnathan Williams to graduation and a few additional pieces on offense that helped the program earn a Southwestern Athletic Conference West Division title last year.

Ole Miss transfer DeVante Kincade, the heir apparent to Williams, didn't do much this spring while recovering from a broken foot, and the Tigers were without several offensive linemen who are expected to report in the fall. However, Grambling coach Broderick Fobbs still viewed the 14 practices as productive and gave his team a B+ grade.

"I'm always focused on the guts of our guys, what they're thinking, what their heart is doing, how they are pumping," Fobbs told The News-Star last week. "I thought the way we attacked each day is something it takes in order to be successful."

Ever since Grambling sputtered in last December's SWAC title game against Alcorn State, Fobbs has focused on finishing the race next time around.


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