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Tigers prepare for spring football game

The Grambling State football team will complete its first practice under new head coach Hue Jackson as the Tigers host their annual spring football game on Saturday. (Gramblinite photo by REGGIE JACKSON)

For four quarters on Saturday, friends will be foes, teammates will be foes, and it will be Tiger vs. Tiger as the G-Men play their spring game ending first practices under new head coach Hue Jackson.

Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium.

The spring game will be a chance for Grambling State football fans to see what Jackson and his team have been working on behind closed doors and what might be in store for them in the fall.

The Spring 2022 game looks bigger than previous ones as it will give a glimpse of what to expect in this new era of Grambling football, with a new manager and a record 37 signings.

For the first time in recent weeks for GSU athletics, the focus will be on football. After being kicked out of practice. Media have been barred from Grambling State football team practices to avoid ‘distractions’ and allow the technical team to ‘focus’, a Grambling spokesperson told the Monroe News Star last week will be the first opportunity to see the new G-Men in action…

This match will also allow the players, especially the younger ones, to show the coaching staff that they can compete and perform in front of the fans. Competition is competition, whether provided by teammates or opposition from other colleges, and it always provides palpable excitement for players. That’s what this spring game should deliver.

Potential rookies are invited to the game to give them a taste of what it’s like to have the Gram Fam behind them with the stadium buzzing with excitement.

The game will be preceded by a G-Men and Lady Tiger Alumni social event hosted for former student-athletes by the Department of Athletics at the Frederick C. Hobby Assembly Center at 6 p.m. Friday.

At halftime of Saturday’s spring game, outgoing athletics coach Bertram Lovell will be honoured. Lovell is expected to retire at the end of the outdoor track and field season.

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