Mike Bobo to become head coach at Colorado State


UPDATE: Joe Schad of ESPN reports that Bobo has agreed to a five-year deal with Colorado State.


UPDATE: Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports reports that Mike Bobo is expected to be named the head coach at Colorado State.


Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs could soon be without an offensive coordinator, as Mike Bobo is reportedly close to a contract that would make him the head coach of the Colorado State Rams.

Terry Frei of the Denver Post brings the report that a deal is “closing in”:

"After final interviews on Sunday that included school president Tony Frank, Colorado State Monday was closing in on a deal to name Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo as the Rams’ head football coach, according to a college football source."

The 40-year-old Bobo has often come under fire for play-calling concerns while in Athens, but the overall success of the offense is undeniable, especially during the 2014 season. Mike Bobo has been serving as the offensive coordinator under Richt with the Bulldogs since 2007, and he was famously the quarterback at UGA from 1994 through 1997.

Later in the report from the Denver Post, it was stated that if Bobo and Colorado State come to agreement on Monday, the official hiring could be announced at a Tuesday press conference. To this point, it is critical to remember that nothing has been formally announced or agreed to publicly.

The Georgia Bulldogs take on the Louisville Cardinals in the Belk Bowl later in the month, but they could be short-handed on the sideline. Stay tuned.