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Mike Bobo

Offensive Coordinator - University of Georgia


Unfortunately, I don't follow Georgia enough to have a clear feel for what's going on in Athens, but the blogs and news that I'm reading paint a not so flattering picture of my head coach hopeful.


But is all of this negative press warranted? Is the "Petition to FIRE Mike Bobo" Facebook page right?


Patrick Garbin compared Mark Richt's last 46 games calling plays to Mike Bobo's 46 games of plays being called and, statistically, Bobo has a more potent offense than Richt. More explosive and more consistent.


Problem? He hasn't won as many games. The Bulldogs are starting the season 1-4 for the first time in 17 years! And it seems that my boy, Bobo has a little trouble taking credit for their situation. As a coach sometimes you have to be out front deflecting and absorbing criticism. Charlie Weis was really good about this when he headed up Notre Dame, and so was "I'm a man," Mike Gundy (which I totally got at the time he said it). The players have to feel that the coach has their back and I wonder if the Bulldog offense feel that Bobo has theirs. I doubt freshman quarterback, Aaron Murray, feels that way.


Mike Bobo's resume:


During his nine years at UGA, he has been part of a staff that has led Georgia to 90 victories, two SEC championships, three SEC Eastern Division titles, seven bowl victories, and six top ten finishes in the final national polls including No. 2 in 2007 and No. 3 in 2002.

He's also coached Matthew Stafford, the first pick of the 2009 NFL draft (Lions), and the winningest quarterback in NCAA Division 1-A history at the time--David Greene--who won 42 games as a starter and set the Bulldog and SEC records for Career Passing Yards (11,528). In 2002, the Bulldogs finished as the SEC's top scoring (32.14 ppg) and pass efficiency (138.91) offense. His 2005 QB, D.J. Shockley, earned All-SEC first team honors and led the SEC in passing efficiency (148.3). Bobo also filled in as the Bulldogs' running backs coach for part of the '02 season and TB Musa Smith earned consensus All-SEC honors.

A four-year letterman for the Bulldogs from 1994-97, Bobo is coaching on the same field where he became a record-setting quarterback. A native of Thomasville, Ga., Bobo finished his Bulldog career leading the team in passing in both 1996 and '97. He currently ranks high in the Georgia passing record books in several categories including: season completion percentage (first, 65.0%, 1997), season passing efficiency rating (first, 155.80, 1997), career pass attempts, third, 755), career pass completions (third, 445), season passing yards (third, 2,751, 1997), career passing yards (third, 6,334), season TD passes (third, 19), career TD passes (second, 38), most passing yards by a junior (second, 2,440), most passing yards by a senior (second, 3,396), and career total offense (third, 6,054).


Coaching Experience:
1998, Georgia (Administrative Assistant);
1999, Georgia (Graduate Assistant);
2000, Jacksonville State (QB’s);
2001-present Georgia (Quarterbacks);
2007-present Georgia (Offensive Coordinator/QB's)


Playing Experience:
Georgia (1993-97) -- Finished his playing career ranked second in the Georgia record books in passing yards (6,334), pass attempts (766), pass completions (445), and TD passes (38)... team captain in 1996 and 1997.. .MVP of the 1998 Outback Bowl...
Thomasville H.S. (1990-93) -- USA Today Georgia Player of the Year...Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class AAA Offensive Player of the Year... broke every school and region career passing mark and the Georgia high school career yardage record.


Source: http://www.nmnathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=8800&ATCLID=301003


So, what do you think?


October 8th, 2010


October 23rd, 2010



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