With Drew Bobo on board with Bulldogs, could Mike Bobo be far behind?

Mike Bobo was Georgia's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, pictured here in 2012, from 2006 through 2015.



Mike Bobo was Georgia's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, pictured here in 2012, from 2006 through 2015.

ATHENS – Another Bobo is bound for the Bulldogs.

Drew Bobo, the son of former quarterback and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, will sign with Georgia on Wednesday in the early signing period. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound offensive lineman previously was committed to Auburn.

Of course, Auburn is where Mike Bobo worked until last month. He was fired by Auburn coach Bryan Harsin shortly after the Tigers’ season-ending loss to Alabama.

While that was a stroke of misfortune for Mike Bobo, it represented a positive turn for Drew Bobo. He has lived in Fort Collins, Colo., Columbia, S.C., and Auburn the past several years, but the first dozen years of Drew Bobo’s life were spent frolicking on the grounds of the Butts-Mehre football complex.

“It feels like it is all coming around,” Bobo told DawgNation on Monday. “Everything is happening for a purpose. If God didn’t want me at Auburn, he made a way for it not to be, for me to choose another place. It is all coming around for me. I wanted to go to Georgia during the summer, then I changed my mind, and now it is all coming back around to where I wanted to be.”

With Drew Bobo bound for Athens, the question on everybody’s mind is whether Mike Bobo might be close behind. With coach Will Muschamp and his quarterback-playing son Jackson Muschamp already in the fold, Mike Bobo joining coach Kirby Smart’s staff in some capacity would give the three close friends a chance to get the whole gang back together.

As of Tuesday morning, there is no evidence of that being the case. Word in coaching circles is that Mike wants to take some time off. He has been coaching non-stop since graduating from UGA in 1997. However, he did not return messages seeking comment.

And, of course, Georgia already has an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in Todd Monken and a highly respected offensive analyst in former Southern Miss offensive coordinator Buster Faulkner. So, at the moment, there wouldn’t appear to be a lot with which Mike Bobo could assist the Bulldogs.

In the meantime, Drew Bobo gives the Bulldogs 25 commitments, including four offensive lineman, heading into the early signing period, which begins Wednesday morning. Georgia is expected to sign upward of 30 players in the Class of 2022.

There is some criticism among “recruitniks” that Georgia’s offensive line class this year leaves something to be desired. Unlike previous years, when at least one 5-star-rated prospect seemingly always highlighted the O-line class, no such player is in this group. Bobo is one of three, 3-star-rated prospects set to join coach Matt Luke’s offensive line. Jacob Hood (6-8, 350, Nashville, Tenn.) and Griffin Scroggs (6-4, 315, Loganville) also carry 3-star ratings, according to 247Sports. Aliou Bah (6-5, 325, Bradenton, Fla.) is a 4-star prospect.

But Bobo’s offer is not based merely on friendship. Playing both left tackle and center at Auburn High, Bobo had offers from virtually every SEC program and Power 5 teams throughout the country. He’s likely an inside player and possibly a center for the Bulldogs.

And, lest we forget, Mike Bobo, Will Muschamp and Kirby Smart, all sons of coaches as well, each redshirted their first season with the Bulldogs. Those guys all turned out to be pretty good players and, of course, excellent coaches.

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