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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[...] Bobo not a good fit for Georgia Southern [...]

Mr. Jones

January 1st, 2014
8:53 pm

1, UGA is the most under performing D1 football and basketball school in history. When one looks at the state of Georgia’s talent pool and with only one general studies university, UGA should have at least 6 NCs since 1980. Dooley was NOT a great coach – sheer talent and Hershel Walker are the only reasons he has one NC.

2. The Triple option offensive is not Tech’s main issues. A True QB who can operate the offensive i,e,; Tracy Ham is. Next, the defensive sucks and it offensive should have no bearing on recruiting defensive players. PJ has to solve these issues before Tech can move to the next level.

3. Both GSUs can have successful programs if they simply get the players in Georgia who are 10 lbs too light and/or a step slow coming out of High School. These players are currently going to out of state mid majors and to the Dukes/ Vanderbilt’s now.

Good Luck Tech and the GSUs, unfortunately UGA’s leaders and fans are too arrogant to accept the facts – too much money, talent, facilities to be irrelevant!

right

January 1st, 2014
8:47 pm

Georgia is National Champs between February and August every year!! They are already saying wait til next year… 14-0!

hahah

bulldawg81

January 1st, 2014
8:31 pm

TAKE BOBO AND THAT FAKE-ASS HC MARK RICHT WITH HIM,,HE CAN BE THE GSU TEAM CHAPLAIN!

bulldawg81

January 1st, 2014
8:28 pm

NOBODY(COLLEGE) WANTS BOBO OR RICHT OR ANY UGA COACHES! BECAUSE THEY ALL SUCK WHEN YOU GET DOWN TO THE ASPECT OF COACHING UP KIDS 18-23 YRS OLD..WE ARE STUCK IN THE CMR ERA.. AND I KEEP THROWING UP IN MY MOUTH. PLEASE MAKE A COACHING CHANGE, AS IN CLEAN HOUSE! SELAH

harold

January 1st, 2014
7:56 pm

GEORGIA SOUTHERN WOULD BE A GREAT WAY TO BEGIN HIS HEAD COACHING CAREER.

EagleDawg

January 1st, 2014
7:35 pm

GATA Eagles!

Fish

January 1st, 2014
5:55 pm

Don’t ever want to hear a Dawg fan talk about the option being a boring offense to watch. That display today in Jacksonville literally put me to sleep. If that’s what Bobo would bring to GaSou – NO THANKS!
You guys can keep him along with that so called DC you’ve got up there. And you’re paying him how much???

Old Blue

January 1st, 2014
5:50 pm

@ Dap01 How’d your high powered offense work in the Gator bowl?

Rattler 77

January 1st, 2014
5:21 pm

Georgia.The only SEC team to lose a bowl game this season.Wait for it!!!!Wait till next year.Georgia’s most famous saying.