The Grambling State Tigers have fired George Ragsdale of and named defensive coordinator Dennis “Dirt” Winston as their new interim coach.
According to what YouWager experts have learned, Ragsdale will be reassigned in the athletic department.
The turnover atop the program placed an end to a troublesome few days at the university.
According a reliable source, the players met with administrators earlier this week to voice concerns about traveling by bus instead of plane to games in Kansas City, Mo., and Indianapolis and about the firing of coach Doug Williams in September.
The meeting “became increasingly negative” and that the players ended leaving the room rather quickly. In addition, the players then failed to show up for practice Wednesday afternoon.
Other sources have confirmed that players appeared ready to boycott practice Thursday as well.
Reportedly, player were ready to put an end to their boycott if Ragsdale, who started the season as the running backs coach, would’ve relieved of his coaching duties.
University spokesman Will Sutton said the team was expected to hold a closed practice at 6 p.m. yesterday. Nevertheless, a source reported that players were seen leaving the facility at about that time, and Winston said practice had concluded.
This coming weekend Tigers (0-7, 0-4 SWAC) play at Jackson State (5-2, 5-0). The college football game is expected to go on as planned.