After a cancellation their opening game of the season, Grambling State has gotten off to an 0-2 start with tight losses to Deion Sanders and Jackson State (FCS - MS) and Prairie View A&M (FCS - TX).
Those two losses have come by a combined 12 points, and over the past two seasons the program has struggled in tight games with six games decided by a possession.
With their third game of the spring schedule on the books for this weekend against Arkansas Pine-Bluff (FCS), the Tigers will be heading into the game with a new offensive coordinator.
A few outlets, including the Monroe News-Star, shares that offensive play caller Mark Orlando had decided to step down.
Sources have shared the same with FootballScoop.
"With the team playing in the spring like this, they've got four games left to get things going," Orlando shared with the News-Star. "I just thought this was in the best interest of Grambling State and myself. Fobbs deserves a better performance from his offensive coordinator. I love coach Fobbs and I love Grambling."
Orlando is a well traveled veteran with over four decades of coaching experience on his resume at a number of HBCU's with stops at Alabama State, Bethune Cookman, Southern, Texas Southern, Florida A&M, Tennessee State, and Winston Salem-State.
While the new direction of the offense has not yet been announced, head coach Broderick Fobbs (who is entering his eighth season leading the program) and offensive line coach Reggie Nelson previously held the co-offensive coordinator titles during the 2018 season. Heading into the 2019 season, Orlando was brought in to handle the play-calling duties.
Head here to read the full piece from the Monroe News-Star.
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