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Grambling Football Crisis

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Drip, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    This would never happen under the late Eddie Robinson.
  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Mapquest has it as a 12 1/2 hour bus ride from Grambling to Indy. And the players aren't getting their road trip meals and a walk-on was dumped after he complained.

    Yeah, I don't blame the players for being upset.
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a massive fustercluck. The downfall of HBCU football is an unfortunate byproduct of the vast good of integration.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    What Grambling needed was this:


    I joke, but I once covered a HBCU that was at one time this bad, and the new coach rebuilt the program by recruiting both white and black kids. He was pretty successful until they caught him stealing Pell Grant money.
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  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Interim head coach is out:

  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Players boycotted practice again today, and the interim coach has been fired.


    Obviously a charged, sensitive situation that Grambling's administration seems to be handling well:

  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Had another thought on this this afternoon: Combined with the push to pay players, is it possible this turns into something much, much bigger?
    These players are basically on strike over poor working conditions. If someone is smart enough to turn this into a big picture issue, glomming onto the fact that more schools' athletic programs are closer to this than they are the big BCS schools, I wonder if a relatively isolated incident could become the first shot of a revolution.
  8. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Grambling went 0-28 in basketball this past season, has gone 1-17 in football since the beginning of last season, their players are in full scale mutiny mode, and they're now on their third head coach this season.

    Hands down winner of this year's Worst Overall Athletic Department prize.
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Considering there's a half-dozen candidates in their own conference alone, that's quite an accomplishment.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Wasn't Ragsdale the HC at Huxley College before heading to Grambling.
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Dirt Winston is now the coach? Was Sidney Thornton busy?
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Is it possible that the HBCU education model has passed it's time.
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