There was a bit of a coaching shakeup announced by the Georgia football program today, here’s what’s been announced.
Well, the fears of many Georgia football fans have been realized. Offensive coordinator Todd Monken has been hired away to the NFL, taking over the offense of the Baltimore Ravens — a job he interviewed for twice in recent weeks.
With Monken leaving, he takes with him one of the most successful periods in Georgia Bulldogs‘ offensive production in quite some time. The once predictable and one-dimensional offense grew into a multi-faceted machine under his watch, finishing 4th in the nation in scoring offense in 2022, and 9th in 2021.
Both of those high offensive production seasons yielded national championships, as well as a Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback, Stetson Bennett IV.
Who is replacing Todd Monken as the Georgia football offensive coordinator?
It would seem Kirby Smart was prepared and knew exactly what the succession plan would be if Monken left, as the team has already announced that Mike Bobo will be taking over as the new offensive coordinator.
Bobo was Georgia’s quarterbacks coach and then offensive coordinator under Mark Richt from 2001-2014 when he left to take the head coach job at Colorado State. From there Bobo bounced around a few SEC programs until returning to Georgia last year as an offensive analyst.
A former Georgia quarterback, Bobo’s offenses at Georgia had some big seasons, and he helped bring along some UGA quarterback legends such as Matthew Stafford, Aaron Murray, and David Greene.
With a new quarterback stepping in to replace Bennett, it could be very beneficial to have a quarterback whisperer like Bobo taking charge of the offense.
Georgia opens the season on Sept. 2nd against UT Martin at Sanford Stadium.