Fobbs looks south to Ragin’ Cajuns for new offensive line coach

Grambling head football coach Broderick Fobbs added a cornerstone of his offensive coaching staff with Bryant Ross announced Wednesday as the Tigers’ new offensive line coach.

Ross is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and he transitions to Grambling from Louisiana-Lafayette where he served as the assistant offensive lineman coach under head coach Billy Napier for the past two years. Ross also worked for current Florida coach Dan Mullen while Mullen was at Mississippi State.

“Coach Ross is a very energetic and detailed individual,” said Fobbs. “He was very impressive in the interview process and I look forward to working with him.”

The Tigers’ former OL coach, Reggie Nelson, was among the offensive staff members who either departed or were fired during and after the 0-3 spring season. Grambling’s offense has not been up to par in the past three seasons.

During his tenure with the Ragin’ Cajuns, the offense set school records in rushing. In 2020, four out of the five offensive lineman received Sun Belt postseason honors. The Cajuns were finalists for the Joe Moore Award given to the nation’s top offensive line during the three years Ross was on staff.

Ross was also a part of a program that made the Sun Belt Conference Championship since his arrival finishing with a record of 28-11 in three years and 21-4 in the last two years. He helped develop a unit that ranked in the top 10 in college football rushing in the last two years and set a school record winning more than ten games in the last two years.

Prior to his time in Lafayette, Ross was a offensive line graduate assistant at Mississippi State under head coach Dan Mulllen in 2017. From 2014-2016 he also served as the run game coordinator and offensive lineman coach at Central State.

Ross played high school football at Booker T. Washington. After graduation, he attended West Hills Community College for two years and transferred to Alabama A&M to finish his collegiate career.

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