Saturday, July 16, 2016

SWAC title game loss the driving force behind Grambling's 2016 season

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- It's July, and the 2016 college football season is less than two months away yet the Grambling football program is still talking about 2015.

Why? Because the way the season ended will serve as a driving force and motivation for the upcoming year.

A series of nine straight wins helped Grambling become the first Southwestern Athletic Conference team to go wire-to-wire in the regular season. Success in the regular season turned to bitterness in the offseason when Alcorn State routed Grambling, 49-21, for the 2015 SWAC Championship.

"The thing that it does for you is it's a hunger and a thirst there and it gives you a little more drive because you weren't able to do what you set out to do," Fobbs told The News-Star on Friday. "Probably something worse and better for you than actually not being there at all is being there and reach out for it and grab it and not be able to touch it. It's a teasing effect, but it's also something that makes you very, very driven and hungry and grab it the next time."


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