Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fobbs goes to bat for Grambling assistants in new contract

GRAMBLING, Louisiana -- Quarterbacks coach Kendrick Nord sent a text last week to congratulate Grambling head coach Broderick Fobbs on his new contract extension.

Fobbs had no interest in the praise. Instead, he dished it back to Nord and the rest of the Tigers' staff.

"He says, no, man. It's us. Everything is about us," Nord said. "No matter what you try to get him to do to give him that credit he's not gonna take it."

It was about the assistants, not Fobbs in the latest two-year contract extension he signed. Fobbs didn't receive a pay raise from his base salary of $195,000, but instead negotiated bonus incentives for he and his staff.

His contract, which runs through 2018, has a section of $95,000 'bonus pool' money the assistants are eligible for based on certain achievements, including a regular season record of .500 or better, a Black College National Championship, a Celebration Bowl Championship and a SWAC Championship.


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