Bobo not a good fit for Georgia Southern

Mike Bobo has been mentioned in connection with the head coaching vacancy at Georgia Southern.

And while Bobo has done an admirable job as Georgia’s offensive coordinator — I know, a lot of UGA fans would love to see him go somewhere — Bobo wouldn’t be a good fit at Georgia Southern.

AD Tom Kleinlein has said he wants someone who buys into Georgia Southern traditions — the school buses, Beautiful Eagle Creek, etc. — including running the triple option that has powered most of the school’s offenses through the years.

“Now, does that mean they need to come in here and do all of those things?” Kleinlein told the Statesboro Herald. “I’m going to leave that up to him. I know, when I sit down and talk to him, that if we’re not doing some of those things, he better have a really good reason why.”

Bobo has shown great ability to adapt and adjust to the rapidly changing world of college offenses, but he’s spent the past several years building a versatile, multifaceted offense at Georgia that revolves around a pro-style QB.

But Georgia Southern is moving to the FBS Sun Belt, so maybe it’s looking for a new offense to go with its new surroundings.

Also, I don’t know if Bobo has the right personality or desire to perform all that’s demanded of a head coach.

“I think he likes it here,” Georgia coach Mark Richt told the Athens Banner-Herald. “I think he understands being a head coach is a lot different than being a coordinator.”

Here’s a list of other Georgia Southern candidates.

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January 9th, 2014
11:55 am

please send bobo down south. glad to see him go. UGA needs a more creative mindset. the game is too fast for him now.

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Justin Johnson

January 4th, 2014
7:16 am

What fantasy world are you living in? Schools from the SEC, ACC, Mtn West, etc interested in Bozo? What a joke….


January 2nd, 2014
11:53 pm

You might want to study up on Charlie Taffe. There was a reason he was released from the Citadel

Old Blue

January 2nd, 2014
9:21 pm

Ctfalconsfan, good call, sounds like you really thought about it. I think Taffe could be a good hire as well. 63 years old, chances are he wouldn’t jump ship if successful. I wish our AD would take a look at him. Ga Southern played against Citadel when he was there I believe, so he’ll know our tradition. UCF looked really good last night. FBS needs a playoff…..


January 2nd, 2014
3:53 pm

Why doesn’t GSU go after Charlie Taffe? Taffe is the current OC at Central Florida and was OC at MD, Winningest head coach at The Citadel. He was also a head coach in the CFL. He’s 63 but he could start GSU in the right direction for the BCS for the first 4-6 years..

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