Report: Will Muschamp, South Carolina hire familiar name for new offensive coordinator
South Carolina is hiring former Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo as its new offensive coordinator, per the PostandCourier.com.
The report states that “barring a last minute change of heart” Bobo will join Will Muschamp’s staff in Columbia. Muschamp is obviously very familiar with Bobo, as the two played together at the University of Georgia.
Bobo was previously the Georgia offensive coordinator before leaving for the Colorado State job in 2015. He recently stepped down from the position, and it appears he’s returning to the SEC with his former teammate. Bobo had the reigns of Georgia’s offense under Mark Richt from 2007-14. He previously just coached the quarterbacks for the Bulldogs from 2001-06.
As the former head coach of the Rams, he compiled a disappointing 28-35 overall record.
Bobo’s also expected to coach the quarterbacks in addition to coordinating the offense, per the report. Georgia greats such as Aaron Murray, Matthew Stafford and David Greene all played in Bobo’s offense in Athens. That’s obviously great news for Ryan Hilinski, as he’ll be entering his sophomore season.
Former South Carolina offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon remains on staff coaching the wide receivers.
South Carolina’s Board of Trustees is expected to approve Bobo’s contract Tuesday.