December 19, 2006

Bobo to call plays next season

With the announcement of quarterbacks coach
Mike Bobo's
promotion to offensive coordinator, the search narrows for a replacement for
the departing offensive line coach
Neil Callaway to only an offensive
line coach.

Bobo will still handle the quarterback coaching duties
as well as the offensive coordinator position. Bobo will also handle the playing
calling duties for the Bulldogs in the 2007 season and he will continue to coach
from the coaches box in Sanford Stadium rather than from the field.

"Yeah it is official he will call plays next year
and he will stay in the box because he needs to be in the box," said head
coach Mark Richt. "Personally I think it is huge (advantage coaching
from the box). For me personally to be up there and see the whole thing, there
is nothing like it. You can see or hear things up close, but you cannot see
the big picture."

Richt had called almost every offensive play during his
tenure at Georgia with the exception of the one-minute offensive that coach
Bobo called.

"I have known for a while that he is going to be
an outstanding coordinator and play caller. I wanted to give him this opportunity
to spread his wings a little bit to see what he has got," said coach Richt
about Bobo.

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