Friday, April 15, 2016

Why GSU treated end of spring as if it was week after Bayou Classic

GRAMBLING, Louisiana — Broderick Fobbs is always on the prowl to find ways to prepare his Grambling football team for a Southwestern Athletic Conference title run.

His latest move involved extending spring practice by almost a week following last weekend's spring game.

Instead of ending the spring like almost every college program in the country, Fobbs held four additional practices concluding with Friday's session at Eddie Robinson Stadium.

As for the reasoning behind it, Grambling missed out on several practices during last month's flood, so instead of trying to cram them all in before the April 9 game, Fobbs purposely extended the spring by six more days to simulate the week after the Bayou Classic.

"It is it's normally the biggest game of the year. When you play in (the Bayou Classic) and then you have a championship game the following week, the toughest thing is to play very well, receive all of the pats on the back and then put that behind you so you can get refocused on Sunday and practice the right way for the championship week," Fobbs told ...


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