Friday, November 25, 2016

Grambling ready for 'dog and pony show' at Bayou Classic

GRAMBLING, Louisiana — Broderick Fobbs likes to refer to the annual Bayou Classic as a dog and pony show.

This year's version happens to be one of the biggest in recent memory.

Grambling and Southern meet Saturday in New Orleans for all the marbles. The Tigers and Jaguars are undefeated in conference play for the first time in a Bayou Classic, and the winner will be crowed as the Southwestern Athletic Conference West Division championship.

Fobbs, Grambling's third-year coach who has played and coached in several Bayou Classic's, wants his players to stay in character. Defensive coordinator Everett Todd only hopes to be less nervous than the past two years.

"It's a big-time game. It's always that way," Todd said. "There's always a bit of butterflies on the stomach because it is important and you want to be successful and you want to do good things and you want to play. Anybody in their right mind who walks into any game has a little bit of that, then particularly one you have an opportunity to have the championship on the line."


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