Bryan Harsin is an outsider to the SEC, so he chooses one of the conference’s best-known offensive coaches for his first Auburn staff.
Caroline from the south Mike Bobo agreed to become the Tigers’ new offensive coordinator and quarterback coach on Thursday, sources familiar with the situation told Auburn Undercover. An official announcement is expected from the school later today.
Bobo replaces Chad morris after the former Arkansas head coach was on Auburn’s staff for just over a year. Bobo spent a season as the Gamecocks offensive coordinator before serving as interim head coach following the dismissal of Will muschamp.
South Carolina announced a contract extension earlier this week to keep Bobo on new Gamecocks head coach Shane beamerstaff of. The deal lasted until 2022 at $ 1.2 million per year. It’s unclear whether Bobo signed the extension and whether he will owe South Carolina a bigger buyout because of it.
Bobo also brings the coach of the South Carolina offensive line Will friend with him in Auburn.
Quarterback in Georgia in the late ’90s, Bobo was the Bulldogs quarterback coach from 2001-2006 before adding his promotion to offensive coordinator, a position he held in Athens from 2007-14. Besides being a highly regarded QB coach and attacking spirit, Bobo has recruited some of the SEC’s top prospects, such as five stars. Matthew stafford, Aaron Murray, Sony michel and Nick chubb, among others.
In 2012, with Georgia within games of a BCS National Championship appearance, Bobo won the Broyles Award for Best Assistant Coach in College Football.
“Obviously with Mike Bobo, you watch the production numbers on the offensive side of the ball wherever it is, you watch the quarterback play, you watch the balanced attack, ”said Rusty Mansell, recruiting analyst for Dawgs247. Very big in balance, able to run the ball and be able to throw. It sort of went from a professional style to him which is more prevalent than him. “
Bobo turned his vast success in Georgia into his first head coaching position at Colorado State in 2014. He was awarded 28-38 at CSU and was not retained by the program after the 2019 season.
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