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NBC 6 Sports Director sits down with Broderick Fobbs to talk the future of GSU Football

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Tim Owens:
Losing a guy like Devante Kincade to graduation in 2017, those are some pretty big shoes to fill, it seemed like Geremy Hickbottom took control of that position the last 6 games or so.  Is it his job to lose going into 2019.

Broderick Fobbs:
It is, the thing that’s always interessting is anytime you have great players in certain positions it leaves a void. I thought Geremy did a really good job of stepping in and maintaining the same attitude and focus of the shuffling going back and forth. He ended the year being the guy so of course we’re entering the 2019 season with Geremy Hickbottom at the helm.

Tim Owens:
Since you’ve been a headd coach, dad’s always been here at the office with you coacching running backs. He retired last month, what’s it like coming to work everyday and not having dad there?

Broderick Fobbs:
That’s a really good question, because I assumed it would be a certain way and it was totally different. My dad has always been the person I’ve looked to for advice. He’s always been the type of person that has a calming effect over myself and any other situation I’ve ever been in. Looking at the end of the table and him not being there, it was very challenging. It was different. 

Tim Owens:
Speaking of father figures, Coach Rob was a father figure to a lot of athletes here on the Grambling campus over his 57 years as the head coach, what was the biggest thing you learned from him?

Broderick Fobbs:
I think the biggest thing is to make sure you show how much you care about your players. He was very tough on us and to the student athlete it looks like you don’t care about them, because you’re disciplining them, but disciplin is love. I think that was something he was so focused on. 

Tim Owens:
Being a head coach at your alma mater is everybody’s dream, it’s awesome, is Grambling State your dream job?

Broderick Fobbs:
It’s one of my dreams, it is. Grambling has always been a place that has given opportunities to everyone. That’s what’s so great about Grambling State University. It is definitely one of my dreams but I also want to do other great thing. I want to be the best in coaching. I want to coach on the highest levels and that’s something that Grambling gives you. It gives you those opportunities where youo can put your best foot forward and springboard you to greatness. That’s what the “G” is for, Greatness.
 

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