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 1st, 2014
4:25 pm

I love how the AJC headlines anti-GaSouthern news…typical. I can tell you one thing, I wouldn’t be excited for this Georgia old-school offense to come to Statesboro. True that we are entrenched in the TO but need to add some passing game to it. What has Ga done with all that talent they recruit? Unless Bobo is absolutely interested in doing those things I don’t want him.

Rattler 77

January 1st, 2014
4:14 pm

No Georgia Southern fan wants anyone else from UGA to coach their team.We got the best and only one you had(Erk) we we started.Since then we have won 6 NCs to Georgia’s none with our offense,but Georgia fans think everything associated with there team is top notch including their worthless coaching staff.No thanks.That includes your non wining head coach.


January 1st, 2014
3:47 pm

Plea to Mega Millions winner – Please give Ga. Southern a couple million to take Bobo. Maybe UGA will get an OC with some imagination.


January 1st, 2014
3:36 pm

First and goal on the 9 yard line, and we pass 3 times against Nebraska! Gurley gets at least 3 yards every carry,


January 1st, 2014
3:21 pm

Just to be fair, maybe UGA is hiding an injury to Hudson Mason’s shoulder. If so, put in another QB and play our offense. If not, I will be glad to head up the moving committee to get rid of this idiot, Bobo.


January 1st, 2014
3:14 pm

Note to Mega Millions winner – Please give Ga. Southern a couple of million to take Bobo. Maybe UGA could get an Offensive Coordinator with a little imagination.

Zane Monroe

January 1st, 2014
2:47 pm

Please Ga. Southern take Boo Boo!

Chuck Clausen

January 1st, 2014
2:34 pm

When hiring a new football coach the AD selection committee shouldn’t be telling candidates what offense to run. Hire a great teache/coach let him hire a great staff and let the coaches coach, including the offensive and defensive systems they will use. My dad became a long time AD after 25 years as a successful coach, having been a coach no good coach would take a job if his employer was going to dictate to him the system he was to use.


January 1st, 2014
12:28 pm

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

First I’ve heard of that. Bobo could be a good fit at GSU — if they’re willing to dump that gimmick offense. It would take a while to recruit for a different system, but you’ve got to take the plunge eventually. Now is as good a time as any.


January 1st, 2014
11:14 am

As stated, Bobo is expected to talk with Georgia Southern,,,,, question is, will Georgia Southern talk with him?!