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Grambling hires Broderick Fobbs as football coach

Dec. 4, 2013 at 1:11 PM

GRAMBLING, La., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Former Grambling running back Broderick Fobbs has been hired to coach the Tigers' troubled football program.

Fobbs, 39, most recently was on the coaching staff at McNeese State. He also coached at Louisiana-Lafayette, Northwestern State and Southern Mississippi. He graduated from Gambling in 1997 after two seasons as football team captain.

Grambling has won one game each of the last two seasons. This year Coach Doug Williams was let go two games into the season and George Ragsdale took over as coach on an interim basis.

But in mid-October, the Grambling players protested facility conditions and athletic department policies. They refused to travel to a game at Jackson State, resulting in a forfeit. The players returned after a six-day holdout and Dennis Winston replaced Ragsdale as interim coach.

The Tigers were 8-4 in 2011, which was the start of Williams' second tenure as head coach, but 1-10 in 2012 and 1-11 this season. The win this year came Nov. 2 against Mississippi Valley State two weeks after the Jackson State forfeit.

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