Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Lessons learned pay off a year later for Grambling State

ATLANTA, Georgia -- Grambling State coach Broderick Fobbs still remembers the 2015 Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship game against Alcorn State.

The Tigers lost 49-21 and missed out on a trip to the inaugural Celebration Bowl at the Georgia Dome. In the game, Grambling State was forced into several mistakes, including three interceptions. Fobbs said the game taught him a lesson. He had to get his team bounce back from their mistakes.

“We don’t look at losing as losing, but we look at it as learning,” Fobbs said. “Anytime we go through different things, we learn from it and become a better team. I think our team has learned from that.”

In the offseason, Fobbs made it a point to mold the team into a closer unit. He analyzed the players individually and worked on building their mental and physical strengths. As a result, the Tigers learned how to compete as one — which is named the Grambling way.

“We are only as strong as our weakest link,” Fobbs said. “We focused on making our weaknesses our strengths and our strengths even stronger. We set a foundation that focuses on playing a certain brand of football regardless of the situation.”


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