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South Carolina hires Bobo to take over as offensive coordinator

By DENNIS BRUNSON
dennis@theitem.com
Posted 12/10/19

The University of South Carolina football coaching staff will have even more of a Georgia flavor now that Gamecock head coach Will Muschamp has decided to go with Mike Bobo as his new offensive coordinator.

Bobo, who stepped down as the head …

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South Carolina hires Bobo to take over as offensive coordinator

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The University of South Carolina football coaching staff will have even more of a Georgia flavor now that Gamecock head coach Will Muschamp has decided to go with Mike Bobo as his new offensive coordinator.

Bobo, who stepped down as the head coach at Colorado State after five seasons last week, is expected to have his contract approved at a meeting of the USC Board of Trustees on Tuesday.

Bobo and Muschamp were teammates at Georgia in the mid 1990s where Bobo was a starting quarterback and Muschamp a starting defensive back. Bobo eventually becoming the UGA offensive coordinator from 2007-14.

Also, Bobo coached and coached with Bryan McClendon, now the wide receivers coach after being demoted from OC, and running backs coach Thomas Brown.

Muschamp will need Bobo, his third offensive coordinator at USC as he enters his fifth season, to come in and jumpstart an offense that struggled mightily, especially down the stretch, in McClendon's second year in charge.

Muschamp promised changes after a 38-3 loss to Clemson ended Carolina's 4-8 season. McClendon was demoted the first of the following week, and quarterbacks coach Dan Werner and strength and conditioning coach Jeff Dillman.

Bobo was 28-35 in five seasons at Colorado State, going 4-8 in his final season.

During Bobo's time as OC at Georgia, he never had an offense ranked lower than 34th. Bobo, who is expected to be the quarterbacks coach as well, coached the likes of Matthew Stafford, Aaron Murray and David Greene at UGA.