Report: Mike Bobo, Colorado State Finalize Head Coach Deal


It would seem that the Mike Bobo era at the University of Georgia is over for now.

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Longtime Georgia Bulldog and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo is getting his shot at guiding his own program, as he has been offered the position of head coach of the Colorado State Rams, according to a report via

Bobo, who has been a part of the University of Georgia as a player, assistant and as a coach, has reportedly agreed to a contract with CSU to take over as head coach, replacing Jim McElwain, who left to take over as Florida’s new head coach.

Matt Stephens of the Coloradoan was the first to report the news today.

Bobo’s offense has broken numerous school records, and was on pace to be one of the best in school history under his guidance. It’s not clear yet whether or not Bobo will still coach in the upcoming Belk Bowl against Louisville, but Mark Richt has said since the speculation began about Bobo’s departure that there is a plan in place should Bobo leave.

“We’ll have a plan for everything, I can say that,” Richt said, via Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald.

This will be the second coordinator that Richt has had to replace in two seasons, hiring Jeremy Pruitt to take over on defense last season when Todd Grantham left for Louisville. There has also been talk that Bobo moving to a head coach position such as this is a precursor to him eventually becoming Mark Richt’s successor at Georgia.

The biggest concern now for the Bulldogs (beyond Louisville) is how the news of Bobo’s departure will affect incoming commits for 2015 and 2016. We’ll be doing a separate report on that as more information is available.