Georgia TE Coach John Lilly to Call Offensive Plays in Belk Bowl


Georgia’s tight end coach, John Lilly, will be in charge of the offense in the Belk Bowl against Louisville.

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We now know who will be charting and calling the plays for the Georgia Bulldogs when they face Louisville in the 2014 Belk Bowl. With the departure of offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, that responsibility now falls on coach John Lilly.

According to, head coach Mark Richt made the announcement and spoke about Bobo’s new position as head coach of the Colorado State Rams after the team arrived in Charlotte on Wednesday.

“I think everyone is happy for Coach Bobo,” said Richt. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to be a head coach. Everyone will miss him but are happy for him as well. The biggest thing is that when a coordinator gets an opportunity to be a head coach, he has to decide if that’s right for him.

“Mike is ready to be a head coach and he took that opportunity. He’s been with me since I came to Georgia and he’s done great things for his alma mater. We’re thankful for all the good things he did. But right now everyone knows we have a job to do and that’s where our focus will be this week.”

The Bulldogs are also losing offensive line coach Will Friend, who will be joining Bobo at CSU.

The Belk Bowl is scheduled for Dec. 30, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

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