Friday, November 11, 2016
GRAMBLING, Louisiana -- Alabama State coach Brian Jenkins saw this coming.
In less than three full seasons under Broderick Fobbs, Grambling has gone from having its worst record in school history and mired in off-field turmoil the year before he took over to becoming nationally ranked and restoring its winning tradition.
“I knew the day that they hired Broderick Fobbs that Grambling was going to go through a total transformation for the good cause he’s waited his time,” said Jenkins on Monday as his Hornets (3-6, 3-5 SWAC) face the No. 16-ranked Tigers (7-1, 6-0) play Saturday. “He’s put together everything he needed to put together in the years he was an assistant coach to be ready for this moment, and he’s doing his thing.”
Fobbs, 42, shouldn’t have to wait too much longer for a FBS school to come calling. Grambling is an FCS school, one level below the FBS.
“Broderick is one of the top coaches in college football, period,” Jenkins said.