Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bryant's vision at GSU includes indoor facility, stadium upgrades

GRAMBLING, Louisiana — New Grambling athletic director Paul Bryant felt something was missing as he perused the athletic department during the application process.

It centered around a philanthropic approach he felt was needed at Grambling to grow athletics. It was the missing link of sorts.

"Thank God that has been one of my strengths," Bryant said Tuesday at his introductory press conference.

For a university, along with an athletic department, often strapped for cash, Grambling's new leader in athletics has a lofty vision for improvements to be made in the future. They aren't limited to football, but Bryant, who was hired from South Carolina State, is keenly aware football is the crown jewel.

"Vision is to create a complex that will include an indoor facility, also include field turf for our field and also to include a Jumbotron," Bryant said of potential future upgrades. "When we talk about philanthropic thinking, having a Jumbotron is critical for our success and it's because we can sell sponsorship. People want to be a part of that.


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