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    Mickey Joseph shares offseason update for Grambling State’s G-Men

    By Sports Anchor/ReporterAyanna Bronner,

    27 days ago

    WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) – In December, Grambling State University named Mickey Joseph as its 15th head football coach. With three decades of coaching experience, Joseph brings a wealth of expertise to the role. Previously, he served at his alma mater, the University of Nebraska, where he held multiple positions including associate head coach, wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator in 2022. He also assumed the role of interim head coach for the Cornhuskers at the conclusion of the season.

    Before his time at Nebraska, Joseph spent five seasons at Louisiana State University, starting as the wide receivers coach in 2017 before being promoted to associate head coach in 2020. He also played a pivotal role in LSU’s 2019 national championship victory.

    In 2016, Joseph served as the running backs coach at Louisiana Tech University. Notably, he has prior experience at GSU, having coached wide receivers and special teams for the G-Men from 2014 to 2015.

    “The first thing when we got in the door, we wanted to meet the players that was already in the building,” said Joseph. We wanted to get a great evaluation of them during off season, during spring season and we had to make a decision about ’em. On the other hand, then we had to go out and find us some {transfer} portal kids and find us some high school kids. We still want our high school kids to be the base of our program, but the way this portal, and college football {looking} right now, we {had} to take some portal kids because everybody else {is} playing with older kids. So it’s been very successful. We got the kids that we think can play with us and we also went out to go get some kids that we know can play for us.”

    “And we got two,” continued Joseph. “We got two quarterbacks, Ashton Frye and Deljay {Bailey}. One’s from Ole Miss and one’s from Jacksonville State. So we want every room in the building {that’s} gonna be competitive and that’s what we was looking to do. But as far as the spring game, we was looking for execution. Who was gonna execute? Who was gonna show up, that didn’t show up? But I was happy. It was cut short {but} we got out healthy.”

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