Report: Mike Bobo to Interview at Georgia Southern

Georgia Bulldogs offensive coordinator Mike Bobo will interview for the head coaching position at Georgia Southern, several sources have reported.

Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com and FootballScoop.com each reported on Monday that Bobo will interview for the position formerly held by Jeff Monken, now the head coach at Army. Feldman said that Bobo will interview after the Gator Bowl, while FootballScoop said Bobo has already interviewed.

UGASports.com contacted UGA athletics director Greg McGarity about the report, and McGarity said “they wouldn’t ask me.” In most cases, schools looking to hire an assistant will contact the head coach rather than the athletic director for permission to interview a candidate.

Earlier this month, Mike Bobo was named the 2013 247Sports Offensive Coordinator of the Year. Under Bobo’s guidance, the 2013 Bulldogs have racked up 38.2 points and 489.83 yards per game.

Other coaches reported to be under consideration for the head coach position at Georgia Southern include Brent Pry (Vanderbilt co-defensive coordinator), Rhett Lashless (Auburn offensive coordinator), Zach Azzanni (Tennessee wide receivers coach), and Ivin Johnson (Navy offensive coordinator).

Georgia Southern is moving up to the Football Bowl Subdivision and will officially become a member of the Sun Belt Conference on July 1, 2014.

It seems unlikely that Bobo would accept an offer at Georgia Southern due to his offensive philosophy. GSU is historically a triple-option school, and it appears they will stay with that style into the future. Bobo, of course, runs a pro-style offense with the Bulldogs.

If anything, Bobo will likely get a raise for his performance in 2013 and due to interest from other schools.

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  1. jon

    Jan 1, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I hope he gets the Job as UGA’s offense always falters in crunch time

  2. Michael B

    Jan 2, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    If he gets the job, can he take Grantham with him

  3. aaron

    Jan 9, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    If georgia wants to win we HAVE to let go of both coordinators, they’ve had plenty of talent and chances to win the bcs multiple years in a row. Its been 34 years now, just winning a bunch of regular games and folding at every big game doesn’t cut it for a national championship. Mark richt tighten up kindness doesnt win the game, god only helps though who want to help themselves. Auburn was brutally deafeated by nearly everyone last season they made changes and look what they did.

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