Mike Bobo is enetering his fourth season as Colorado State’s head football coach.
Photo: Doug Pensinger
Photo: Doug Pensinger

Former UGA quarterback hospitalized

Former Georgia quarterback and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo is undergoing medical tests after he began to feel numbness in his feet.

Bobo and Colorado State athletic director Joe Parker both put out statements regarding the situation. Per the statement, Bobo first began to feel the numbness on Saturday.

“I recently began to experience numbness in my feet. After our second scrimmage on Saturday night it was determined by doctors that I should be admitted to the hospital to undergo further testing. I feel very encouraged by the test results to this point and hope to have some answers soon. I also feel very encouraged about our 2018 CSU Football team,” Bobo said. “My family and I appreciate all of the great care and support we are receiving.”

This upcoming season will be Bobo’s fourth with Colorado State. In each of his previous three seasons, the Rams have gone 7-6, as the team has made it to a bowl game every season. Bobo took over for Jim McElwain prior to the 2015 season, after the latter left to become the coach at Florida.

Colorado State opens its season on Aug. 25, when it takes on Hawaii. But Parker wanted to make sure that the focus right now is on Bobo’s health.

“I want to express my care and concern for Mike Bobo and his family at this time. Our first priority is to focus on Mike’s health and well-being, and to support that process in every way we can,” Parker said. “I share Mike’s confidence that we have tremendous leadership in our football program, and that the coaching staff will continue to successfully guide the team through practices and meetings while he is away.”

Bobo played at Georgia from 1993-97 and then later coached at Georgia from 2001-14. From 2007 on, Bobo served as the offensive coordinator for Mark Richt, and those teams routinely were some of the highest scoring in the nation.

Georgia opens its 2018 season on Sept. 1 when the Bulldogs take on Austin Peay.

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