Coach Broderick Fobbs and his Grambling State Tigers watched hopelessly as the clock ticked away Alcorn State pick up their second SWAC Football Championship trophy plus punch a ticket to the inaugural Celebration Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia. It was a bitter sweet ending for a team that was picked to win the 2015 SWAC Championship hands down. Coach Fobbs and his staff went back to the drawing board and picked up several key addictions from FBS schools that will certainly make a difference this season as the Tigers look for revenge against those Braves of Alcorn. Former Ole Miss QB De Vante Kincade , 6’1 200 specimen leads the group. Kincade was a highly sought QB coming out of high school , picked Ole Miss. However , playing sparingly and also with the emergance of Chip Kelly, Kincade decided to take his talents to northern Louisiana. Fobbs now has a QB who can rekindle what former Tiger QB Johnathan Williams did throwing for over 2500 yards. Kincade is a strong arm QB with great mobility to cause havoc.
WR Montrell Meander , a former Texas Longhorn will be an added threat at WR to go along with returning starter Chad Williams. Meander , 6’3 210 adds size to the Tigers receiving core plus athleticism. Meander was in Coach Charlie Strong’s dog house so he decided to bolt to the hills of northern Louisiana also. Fobbs did better…Another FBS transfer , WR D.J Clark from the University of Arizona and Johnathan Williams , WR from Wake Forest plus other returnees could make the Tigers receiving corps the best in the country.
Grambling also did itself a favor in welcoming some help on the defensive side of the ball. Safety Derick Dixon from Texas Tech could be the help the Tigers are looking for in the secondary. Dixon played sparingly for the Red Raiders in their secondary before getting into trouble with coach Cliff Kingsberry that eventually lead to his departure out of Lubbock. The Tigers will also get some help up front as former Oklahoma Sooner DL Courtney Garnett will add some weight to their defensive scheme.
Two late addictions added to the Tigers roster were former Tulane Green Wave DB Dedric Shy , 6’2 athlete who will have 3 years of eligibility. Shy adds size to go along with speed in the Tigers secondary. LB Ed Williams , 6’3 240 joins Shy as the second Tulane Green Wave transfer. Williams adds size to the Tigers LB corps. while in New Orleans , Williams made 38 tackles for Tulane but academics was his weakness. Williams claims his academic troubles are over and he will have 2 years of eligibility. With several FBS addictions added to the already stable Tiger roster, Coach Fobbs and the Tigers look to break through in Houston and Atlanta.