Eric Marty is preparing for his first home game as offensive coordinator at Eddie Robinson Stadium hoping to turn the season around this Saturday, Oct. 2 as they take on SWAC opponent Alabama A&M.
Off to a slow start, Grambling State Tigers Football Team enters the game ranked fourth in SWAC West with a 1-3 record coming off a three-game losing streak.
“Something we haven’t done this season was come out fast offensively,” Marty said.
Marty said the Grambling State Tigers must show up this week facing first ranked SWAC East opponent Alabama A&M, who are a perfect 3-0 and coming off of a Black College Football National Championship in 2020.
The Tigers plan to play well on early downs in an effort to put themselves in a better position and create big plays when the opportunities present themselves.
The goal is to avoid consistent third and medium ranges capitalizing on some three, four and five play touchdowns.
Marty is preparing his offense using his consistent template, slowly analyzing the opponent and continuing to grow his offense into getting better in his own offensive system.
“We plan to execute at a higher level,” Marty said of the upcoming Alabama A&M contest.
Marty said the plan is to not panic and remain consistent and try to find ways to put themselves in better positions for both coaches and players.
Marty said the G-Men will continue to work really hard.
Despite their struggles Marty said he is very fond of his quarterback room.
“I think they are a very fine unbelievably compassionate group of young men who really work hard and care about football,” Marty said. “We just have to get more consistent at that position and I’m sure we will. We have had the opportunity to play a handful of QBs so far this season who have all shown they could get it done but still need a little bit more fine tuning.”
Freshman Noah Bodden even had opportunities early this season showing both his physical and mental growth.
“He’s young, but he’s very talented,” Coach Marty expressed.
Bodden is slated to start his first game at quarterback for the G-Men. He is the fourth quarterback to play for the Tigers this season.