http://www.thenewsstar.com/story/sp...-excited-keep-jsu-football-schedule/97954132/ In a matter of months, Grambling was able to smooth things over with Jackson State, which was still dealing with "lingering effects" from Grambling's 2013 forfeit that threw a major wrench in Jackson State's homecoming plans. Whispers of Jackson State not wanting to play Grambling died down when new Grambling president Rick Gallot publicly addressed the situation last October, openly stating his desire for the series to continue. In theory, JSU could have avoided playing Grambling since the two sides weren't scheduled to meet in league play. Instead, they were able to strike a non-league game, one that won't count in the standings. It's the first time Grambling will host JSU since 2012. The two schools didn't meet in 2013, and Grambling was forced to play three straight road games, and pay $50,000, for the 2013 forfeit. Grambling and JSU have played 69 times in the series history. Scheduling conversations were able to pick up once Grambling hired Paul Bryant in December as the permanent athletic director. Gallot felt it was necessary to get the ball rolling in October when GSU was in the midst of an interim administration.