Tigers 6-5, Bayou winners in '04 under Spears

Updated: January 21, 2005, 11:05 AM ET
Associated Press

GRAMBLING, La. -- Last football season was a difficult one by Grambling's standards, but school officials decided it was good enough to give the interim coach who oversaw it another shot.

"I'm humbled by the opportunity," said Melvin Spears, who led Grambling to a 6-5 mark last season. "Just to be able to coach at such a historically significant institution is an honor in itself. To be head coach, well, it's something even more special."

Spears has enjoyed strong support among ...

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