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‘Rob,’ Nicholson were pioneers for ‘Classic’

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GRAMBLING — Figure on Eddie Robinson and Collie J. Nicholson looking down from above on Saturday when another “Bayou Classic” is held at the Louisiana Superdome.

“There wouldn’t be a ‘Bayou Classic’ without ‘Coach Rob’ and Collie J.,” summed up Grambling State University head coach Doug Williams. “Anytime somebody asks me about the ‘Classic’ and all and what it means, those are the two men I think of because of what they did to get it started and become the huge event it is today.”

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