Friday, December 9, 2016

Fobbs: Celebration Bowl buzz is 'amazing'

ATLANTA, Georgia -- The renewed relevancy of Grambling football is becoming so strong that coach Broderick Fobbs can't go out in public without being ambushed — in a good way.

Just a few years removed from consecutive losing seasons, the Tigers will play on the biggest stage of black college football next weekend in the Celebration Bowl against North Carolina Central.

And everyone seems to have noticed.

"The buzz is amazing. I was in the grocery story (Wednesday) just picking up something and a 70-year-old woman just bear hugged me and almost knocked me down. I almost signed her up," Fobbs joked at Thursday's Celebration Bowl press conference in Atlanta. "But it's exciting and we're excited about the direction we're headed."

Encounters like what Fobbs saw in the grocery store are common place. There's plenty of pride from Grambling fans in Louisiana and across the country with the roll the Tigers are on.

Grambling (10-1) just won its first Southwestern Athletic Conference championship since 2011 and has dropped just two conference games in Fobbs' three years at the helm.


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