Georgia Football: Mike Bobo Has Gained Trust of Bulldog Fans

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Just a couple of years ago, Georgia Bulldog fans were not too happy with the way offensive coordinator Mike Bobo was running the Bulldogs’ offense. After a string of a few mediocre seasons offensively, the Bulldog faithful were in an uproar and were looking for any little thing to blame for the Bulldogs’ problems. One of those things happened to be Bobo.

Fans were calling for Mark Richt to demote or fire Bobo, but Richt never wavered on his commitment to his quarterbacks coach, turned offensive coordinator. Richt firmly believes that Bobo is one of the greatest minds in college football. The Bulldogs’ head coach never once thought about getting rid of his long-time assistant, and it has paid off in a big way.

The Bulldogs have established one of the best offensive schemes in the entire country. Some of the numbers the Bulldogs have been putting up have really brought back faith in Bobo. The past two seasons have been a far cry from what Bulldog fans had to endure in years past; Bobo has gone from being a scapegoat for the Bulldogs’ program, to one of its most beloved members.

In 2012, the Bulldogs broke the records for points and touchdowns. Last year, the Bulldogs, who were led by their long-time quarterback Aaron Murray, again finished with one of the most prolific offenses in college football. Of course, some of the praise should be given to Murray, but you can’t count out the fact that Bobo was a huge part of Murray’s development.

It’s amazing how in a matter of a few seasons, the issue with Bobo seems to be an after-thought. Things have definitely changed for the better for Bobo and the Bulldogs rather quickly when you really think about it. Whether it has been his ability to change up his offense to keep up with the new age of college football, or he has had better players, one thing is for sure, Bobo won’t have to worry about his job.

Matt Maddux is a SEC Football writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Dawgomatic229, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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  • richtfan

    matt, mike has done a darn good job at most things. however, as the offensive coordinator, he is also ultimately responsible for what happens with the offensive line. this is still a sore subject with most dawg fans. we have all this talent but we have not had a dominant offensive line with depth since 1997 and jim donnan. that’s just a fact. if we can field a dominant offensive line, then the sky is literally the limit for our offense.