Bryan Harsin announces hiring of Mike Bobo as Auburn OC
After spending the 2020 season at South Carolina, Mike Bobo has officially left for Auburn.
On Thursday, new Tigers head coach Bryan Harsin announced that Bobo has been hired to serve as the team’s offensive coordinator. Bobo was previously the offensive coordinator for the Gamecocks, before taking over as interim head coach after Will Muschamp was fired midseason.
Prior to his brief stint at South Carolina, Bobo was an assistant at Georgia (1999, 2001-14) and Jacksonville State (2000), then served as Colorado State’s head coach from 2015-19.
“I’ve wanted to work with Mike now for quite some time as he complements the many things we want to do with our offense,” Harsin said in a statement. “We are going to be very versatile in what we do and Mike’s offensive background speaks for itself. I’m really excited to combine forces with Mike as we create the Auburn offense, a high-powered, attacking and physical unit that will come at you in many ways.”
Harsin was hired to be Auburn’s head coach last month after spending the previous seven seasons as the head coach at Boise State. He and Bobo crossed paths during that time, as Boise State and Colorado State both play in the Mountain West Conference.
However, this will be the first time that Harsin and Bobo will work together on the same staff.
“I have a great amount of respect for Coach Harsin, both as a coach and as a person,” Bobo said in a statement. “I competed against him for five years as a head coach and we’ve talked ball on numerous occasions over the years. I know what he’s about and his commitment to excellence. I know that Auburn is a great community with a tremendous passion for and commitment to Auburn football. I’m excited to get started and look forward to helping Coach Harsin compete for championships.”
Auburn’s offense ranked ninth in the SEC this past season with 382.8 total yards per game, so Harsin and Bobo will look to lead the Tigers to better results in 2021.