Mike Bobo shares how South Carolina is adjusting to shrinking depth, morale ahead of Missouri
It’s been a trying week for Mike Bobo at South Carolina as he shifts from being offensive coordinator to interim coach, while he will also still call plays this week against Missouri.
“Media obligation is No. 1, I’ve had two press conferences, one phone call, not too bad but it takes me out of offensive meetings,” Bobo said Wednesday on the SEC coaches media teleconference. “I’ve also got to meet with the defensive staff, scheduled meetings… now I have the media and the plan, having to talk to the whole team, it’s team oriented.”
Bobo said there are no additional opt outs, and he felt like everyone made their decision and they are all in.
“Today was a much more spirited practice,” Bobo said. “Still not sure we can beat Mizzou (based on the practice) but that’s why we have two more practices.”
Bobo was asked if he sought out advice about being named interim coach.
“I have talked to a lot of guys that are friends of mine in this profession on how they’ve been dealing with things during this unusual year,” Bobo said.
Missouri has reportedly gone down to 55 or 56 available players, and Bobo was asked if the game is in jeopardy of being played.
“We are close to that number ourselves with injuries and opt outs. You always get thin by the end of the season but the opt outs add to that… we have enough to play but practice is tough,” Bobo said.