Big man missing
Consider these numbers: The Tigers are 9-10 in their last 19 games without Euguene. With him last year, they won the SWAC title and the Black College national championship.
Now, you can't say all of Grambling's problems are related to the loss of Eugene.
But on the SWAC teleconference on Monday, Grambling coach Melvin Spears pointed to inconsistent quarterback play as a reason for his team's inconsistent play.
So back to the original question. How much did Eugene mean to Grambling? A whole lot.