By Joe Vitale of UGA Football Live
Mike Bobo has accepted an offer to become the next head coach for the Colorado State Rams. According to Sports Illustrated, his deal is for five years at $1.5 million per year. Mike Bobo has spent basically his entire adult life in Athens, minus a one year stint at Jacksonville State in Alabama. Bobo’s offenses have broken numerous records at UGA and in 2014 this team will break the scoring record set in 2012 with Aaron Murray. Georgia fans have always had mixed opinions on Mike Bobo as their offensive play caller, and this year’s loss to South Carolina set some fans over the edge. The news of Bobo’s departure was met with mixed reactions from wishing him well to glad he’s gone.
Wish all the best for coach Bobo. He taught me so much over my 4 yrs & it was an honor to be able to play for him. Hell be a damn good HC
— David Andrews (@dandrews61) December 22, 2014
— buck belue (@buckbelue8) December 22, 2014
So happy that Mike Bobo was my tight end coach my best year at UGA. So happy for him and his family. Well deserve. Will miss him. #dawgs
— Randy McMichael (@randymac81) December 23, 2014
I'll never forget the GA/FLA pregame speeches @CoachBobo_CSU gave. I got goosebumps every time! He LOVED UGA & gave it all to Georgia!
— Arthur Lynch (@alynch1788) December 23, 2014
Numbers don't lie. When you're doing good, opportunity presents itself! S/o to Bobo!
— Damian Swann ™ (@D_Swann) December 23, 2014
Much respect for Bobo. He will be one of the best Head Coaches in CFB in due time. Nothing but the best for him and his family.
— Kolton Houston (@KoltonHouston75) December 22, 2014
Could not of asked for a better coach during my time at Georgia! Thanks for everything you did to help me reach my dreams @CoachBoboUGA
— Aaron Murray (@aaronmurray11) December 23, 2014
Best of luck to Mike Bobo at CSU. He was so underappreciated at Georgia. Stud recruiter & play caller. Kill it BO-BO
— David Pollack (@davidpollack47) December 22, 2014
In 8 years as an OC Mike Bobo averaged over 30 points 7 of those years. His worst year was 28 points per game in 2009. #Balla
— David Pollack (@davidpollack47) December 23, 2014
Fans react to the news of Bobo’s departure:
Thank God mike bobo is leaving UGA
— Glo boy (@jose_f_300) December 23, 2014
Well maybe now that Mike Bobo is gone the Dawgs offense will be a whole lot better!!!!
— Chandler Henderson (@chandlerh2424) December 23, 2014
Best of luck to Mike Bobo. Kind of excited to see who the Dawgs might hire as our next offensive coordinator.
— Lance (@SportsGuyLance) December 22, 2014