Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Countdown 2011: 94 Days to Go

Profile: Mike Bobo

Mike Bobo began down the path that has lead him to the position of offensive coordinator for the Georgia Bulldogs as a star quarterback at Thomasville High School. The 1993 Georgia Player of the Year passed for over 5,000 yards and 42 touchdowns before committing to The University of Georgia as part of the class of 1994.

During his Georgia playing career, Bobo would become one of the most prolific quarterbacks in Georgia history. The team captain of the 1997 team, Bobo threw for 6,334 yards and 38 touchdowns. He holds the Georgia single season record for completion percentage (65% in 1997) and is third all-time in career passing yards and career total offense. He best performances came against Georgia Tech in 1997, when he completed 30 of 39 passes for 415 yards and 4 touchdowns and in the 1998 Outback Bowl, where he completed 26 of 28 passes for 267 yards in a 33-6 victory over Wisconsin.


Following his playing career, Bobo became a graduate assistant in 1998 and 1999 with Dawgs before becoming quarterbacks coach at Jacksonville State in 2000. When Mark Richt became head coach in 2011, Bobo returned home and joined Richt’s staff as QB coach. After helping develop David Greene and DJ Shockley, Bobo was promoted to offensive coordinator following the season closing victories over Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech in 2006.

After guiding Matt Stafford to become the #1 overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft, Bobo has continued to work on developing fine SEC quarterbacks. Aaron Murray completed one of the most successful seasons a freshman has ever had at Georgia and will most likely be an All-SEC player this fall. Bobo has also become an integral part of the recruitment team at Georgia, winning high praise for his work done this past off-season in landing many of the players from south Georgia as part of the Dream Team.

2 comments:

Ally Garner said...

Love the video-it's always good to see UGA beat Yech, any time, any game. Only thing that would've made it better was to hear Munson's voice.

Oh, and Bobo means dummy in Spanish.

Anonymous said...

Dummy in spanish that's funny... He may have been a great QB and QB Coach but he sucks in his present position.