GRAMBLING, La. (AP) Grambling State has named current McNeese State tight ends coach Broderick Fobbs as the Tigers' next head coach, hoping he can not only win but also heal a strained relationship between players and the administration.
Fobbs, whose hiring was announced Wednesday, will remain with McNeese through the Cowboys' second-round FCS playoff game Saturday. He'll then take over for Dennis "Dirt" Winston, who was Grambling's second interim coach of 2013, a season defined by a midseason player walkout that forced the cancellation of Jackson State's homecoming game in October.
Fobbs has a Grambling background. The son of Grambling graduates, he played running back for the Tigers in the mid-1990s for former Hall of Fame coach Eddie Robison.