Mike Bobo returning to Georgia was widely predicted as soon as he was fired at Auburn, and now he began his work on Kirby Smart’s staff as an offensive analyst.

It’s a familiar place for the former Colorado State head coach although much has changed since he left after the 2014 season, Dawgs247 reported. Bobo’s coaching career began at Georgia in 1999 when he spent a year there as a graduate assistant. He then spent one season at Jacksonville State before he returned to Athens as a part of Mark Richt’s initial coaching staff in 2001.

Kirby Smart has explained the “analyst” role in Georgia’s off-field staff as one used to coach the coaches. Bobo will be charged with self-scouting and breaking down future opponents among a myriad of other duties.

Most recently, Bobo was the offensive coordinator at Auburn for one season, and previously the OC at South Carolina for one season, as he finished as interim coach with the Gamecocks. Bobo was retained by Shane Beamer for the new coach’s initial staff, then backed out and headed to Auburn, a move that appeared to rub Beamer the wrong way. In Athens, Bobo will be reunited with Will Muschamp after Muschamp hired him in Columbia.

In 2021, Auburn ranked 10th in the SEC in total yards per game, 9th in rushing yards, and 7th in passing yards in 2021. It averaged 29.42 points per game, good for 10th in the conference.