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Another day of turmoil and another day of change for the Grambling State Tigers.  The entire football team refused to show up for practice for a second straight day in the wake of issues players were apparently not willing to tolerate any longer.  Interim head coach George Ragsdale has been reassigned within the athletic department and is no longer running the football team.  Defensive coordinator Dennis "Dirt" Winston is Grambling new interim head coach.

Senior defensive back Naquan Smith told KTBS 3's Tatum Everett the players were not going to practice again if Ragsdale remained in charge.  Once the change was made late Thursday afternoon, practice was rescheduled for 6pm and moved to a closed, indoor facility.  Smith told KTBS 3 that the players are now planning to travel to Jackson State on Friday to play the SWAC leaders on Saturday.

The school fired head coach Doug Williams last month, but has since fallen to 0-7.  The Tigers have lost their last two games by a combined score of 79-3.

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