Report: Mike Bobo could return to SEC as assistant
Talk of Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo’s probable firing has been going on for a few days. The firing has not yet been made official, but a return to the SEC is already being talked about for the former Georgia quarterback and offensive coordinator.
FootballScoop is reporting that Bobo’s “termination” will be announced by the school on Wednesday. The same report mentions that he could come home to UGA, but will also likely hear from South Carolina:
Sources expect Bobo to have the opportunity to return to Georgia, though he is expected to field other assistant coaching offers as well. South Carolina is expected to be a major player here, sources say.
Bobo was on Georgia’s staff under Mark Richt from 2001-2014, first as the quarterbacks coach (2001-06) then as the offensive coordinator (2007-14). When Florida hired Jim McElwain away from Colorado State ahead of the 2015 season, CSU hired Bobo as its new head coach. In five seasons at Colorado State, Bobo was 28-35 overall. The Rams went 4-8 in 2019.
At South Carolina, Will Muschamp is looking for a new play-caller as it was recently reported that Bryan McClendon will no longer be the team’s offensive coordinator. McClendon is still the Gamecocks’ wide receivers coach. McClendon was promoted from co-offensive coordinator to full-time OC ahead of the 2018 season.
On Bobo, it’s worth noting that college football insider Brett McMurphy calls the parting an “agreement to step down,” different language than FootballScoop.
Colorado State & Mike Bobo reached an agreement for Bobo to step down, source told @Stadium. 1st reported by Football Scoop
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 4, 2019