Friday, August 19, 2016

'The ring' a symbol of unity, togetherness for Grambling football

GRAMBLING, Louisiana — A group of 90 or so players stood in a circle Wednesday with all eyes on their leader. One by one, Grambling coach Broderick Fobbs scanned his eyes to make sure everyone was correctly aligned.

This is a routine by now.

The circle, or the ring as Grambling's football program calls it, is the latest rallying cry for the Tigers' season. It stands for unity. It resembles togetherness. It means wholeness. It brings about consistency.

Without it, Grambling is nothing. With it, Grambling hopes a 2016 Southwestern Athletic Conference championship is headed its way.

"The thing we have to understand is there is a diamond or a bling that sits on top of the ring, but you can't have a ring without the ring.


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