Georgia adds Mike Bobo to staff as analyst
ATHENS, Ga. — Former Georgia quarterback and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo has been hired to the support staff as an analyst, per a report published by Jake of Dawgs 247.
Bobo served on the Bulldogs’ staff under former head coach Mark Richt from 2001-2014. At first, he was the quarterbacks coach, helping develop both David Greene and D.J. Shockley. However, Bobo was eventually promoted to the offensive coordinator role in 2006.
Recently, he served as the offensive coordinator at Auburn, although he was fired after one season under head coach Brian Harsin. Bobo spent the 2020 season at South Carolina in the same position under former head coach Will Muschamp, who is now at Georgia as well.
Bobo, 47, originally left Athens during his stint with Richt to become the head coach at Colorado State. He succeeded former Florida head coach Jim McElwain in Ft Collins. Bobo spent five years (2015-2019) coaching the Rams, accounting for a 28-38 record before being fired.
His son, Drew, signed with the Bulldogs as a part of the 2022 recruiting class and will enroll in June.
Bobo served as the interim head coach for the Gamecocks following the firing of Muschamp. He served that position when Georgia traveled to Columbia on Nov. 28, 2020.
Bulldogs’ head coach Kirby Smart talked highly of his former teammate before that matchup.
“He’s one of the best football coaches I know in terms of motivation, passion and energy for the game, recruiting, all of those things,” Smart said.
Bobo played football at Georgia from 1993 to 1997, throwing for 6,334 yards and 38 touchdowns. He was on the 1997 Bulldogs’ squad that upset Florida, which was the only victory over the Gators in the 1990s. Bobo also was a graduate assistant at Georgia in 1999 before becoming the quarterbacks coach at Jacksonville State the following year.