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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December 31st, 2013
12:54 pm

I agree with cmac. Without Bobo’s offense, the dawgs would have another head coach by now cause Richt would be gone. He’s not going to Ga southern. That would be stupid. IF he is meeting GSU for the job, it’s probably just interview experience.


December 31st, 2013
12:53 pm

BTW the players were not overated, look at the games on Sunday and you can see that. The coaching just sucks on Saturdays.


December 31st, 2013
12:52 pm

Please God let them have CPJ and leave Grantham and Bobo in Athens. Those two clowns along with thier ringmaster with his head in the sand will keep the UGA program firmly entrenched in mediocrity!


December 31st, 2013
12:47 pm

Anyone who claims to be a Georgia football fan & wants to see Bobo leave IS AN IDIOT!!! If not for the offense over the last several years, Georgia would be in the lower third of the SEC. The poor defensive coaching, overhyped defensive schemes & overrated players are the problem!


December 31st, 2013
12:47 pm

Let Todd take the job & lets keep Bobo


December 31st, 2013
12:46 pm

Bobo will retire in Athens


December 31st, 2013
12:44 pm

Honey BoBo at the “real” GSU……NO NO NO ! PERIOD !


December 31st, 2013
12:39 pm

CPJ will be available soon…


December 31st, 2013
12:35 pm

Time for Mike to take a gig and prove he can get it done otherwise he is stuck as a lifetime assistant coach (which he can return if he does fail as a HC).

Class of '98

December 31st, 2013
12:33 pm

Mike Bobo understands that if you live a good, honest life, and you are kind and decent towards your fellow man, when you die you go to Athens.

Go dogs. Sic em.