Former Grambling State football quarterback Kendrick Nord resigned after just one game as offensive coordinator.
“It was a bit of a surprise. In the middle of moving guys around, he didn’t take too kindly to it, he voiced his opinion and decided to leave. I wasn’t planning on removing anyone at this time, I wanted to continue the evaluation process.” Those were the words of Grambling State football coach Broderick Fobbs after Kendrick Nord left the program after just one game as offensive coordinator.
Nord spent most of his time under Fobbs as the quarterbacks coach. The former Grambling standout quarterback was promoted to offensive coordinator after former coordinator Mark Orlando resigned after a sluggish 17-10 loss to Prairie View A&M.
This is another issue with the Grambling State Tigers this season. The Tigers are 0-3 and searching for answers.
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The defense, which was supposed to be a strength of the team, has surrendered 30 or more points in two of their three losses. The offense is missing lineman David Moore who opted out of spring ball for the NFL Draft.
The offense did show promise in the season opener against Jackson State, scoring 28 points. The Tigers scored just 31 points in the next two games.
What this means for Grambling State football
The Tigers have only three paid offensive coaches on the staff currently. Reggie Nelson (offensive line), Quentin Burrell at receivers, and Dre’ Fusilier at running backs are all that’s left of the offensive staff.
The moves by Orlando and Nord could be a blessing in disguise for Fobbs and the Grambling offense. Since they’ve taken place in the spring, Fobbs could ideally get someone in place now and begin to install the system he wants to run in preparation for the fall season.
Fobbs is likely to call plays the rest of the spring or could share the duties with offensive line coach Reggie Nelson. They were co-coordinators in 2018 when then offensive coordinator Eric Dooley left to become head coach at Prairie View A&M.