Posted: 1:29 pm Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Bobo gets one-year contract extension, Rocker gets more money 

By Chip Towers

Georgia Bulldogs, offense, Mike Bobo, Mark Richt, college football, SEC

Mike Bobo is signed up to be Mark Richt’s offensive coordinator through the 2016 season. (Dan Evans / UGA Sports)

ATHENS – Clearly, Georgia intends to keep Mike Bobo around as long as it possibly can.

The Bulldogs’ offensive coordinator recently received yet another contract extension. Just a year after signing a three-year contract with UGA, Bobo had another year added. The agreement was actually made back on Jan. 27, but the amendment to Bobo’s contract was not turned over to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution until Tuesday in response to an open records request.

No salary increase was included in Bobo’s contract amendment. He signed a three-year deal that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2013, that calls for him to receive $575,000 salary. Bobo will now be signed through the 2016 football season, including any January bowl games.

Obviously, the Bulldogs have been very pleased with Bobo’s work. Georgia’s offense finished 17th in the nation in yardage per game (484.2) and scoring (36.7 ppg) this past season despite being inundated with injuries to skill players.

“It’s what Mark (Richt) wanted to do,” UGA Athletic Director Greg McGarity said of the Bulldogs’ head football coach. “Now Mike and (defensive coordinator) Jeremy Pruitt are on the same page as far as the duration of their contracts. That was important to Mark and we agreed to do that.”

The open records request also included a memo of understanding on new defensive line coach Tracy Rocker. It reveals that will receive an additional $50,000 in “supplemental compensation” to his base salary, which already has been reported as $300,000 a year.

101 comments
POAD2013
POAD2013

What was the Phrase on the UGa game blogs for years?


3rd and 5 Bobo runs it up the middle for a 2 yard gain......Bobo is Predictable and has to go.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Bobo is the greatest OC in America....nobody can stop bobo baby! The best play caller of the century!

Dawg_Em_Out
Dawg_Em_Out

Bobo is top 5 in the country as far as OC's goes. Only if we had the defense to really show it.   

Opie7
Opie7

If you're going to make a negative comment on Bobo, please add these items after your comment...

1.  What major college did you play football in?

2.  What major college did you coach at and what was your position there?

3.  How many hours of the day do you spend studying SEC defenses?

4.  How much time do you spend "teaching" 18 year old kids the fundamentals of football technique and thought processes?

If you can't answer any of these questions then please don't say another word negatively about Coach Mike Bobo. 

ColumbusDawg
ColumbusDawg

Red and BlackDAWG, If you are going to go outside the program and hire the #1 DC in America, you are going to have to pay him. He is being paid the same amount as the BUFFOON Grantham was paid. I don't recall Pruitt doing anything to cost his teams games. I'll give Bobo credit, he stepped it up some in 2013, but he has been VERY predictable, and has called some bone headed games at UGA. When you have elite athletes on the field, most of the time that translates into points in college ball, no matter what the OC does. I don't think Mark Richt has done anything to be making the money he is making either, but I don't see that in your argument. It is time for Coach Mark Richt to bring a championship to UGA, or step down and get out of the way. Period.

RedandBlackDAWG
RedandBlackDAWG

You pay the OC 575K and yet you were willing to pay  the DC 850K. Which unit has had the more success on the field these last few years. Which coordinator has been a better recruiter for his team? I think it is unfair that Bobo is the low person on the totem pole for UGA.  Maybe Coach Pruitt will have a better defensive unit, but right now, we just don't know for sure. He may be a solid coach and get the defense to work together, but he is making a heck of a lot more than Bobo and he hasn't proven a thing yet on the field. 

ColumbusDawg
ColumbusDawg

Bobo will be charged with getting Hutson Mason ready to run the O in 2014. If he is successful in this endeavor, and the Dawgs reach their goals, Bobo will more than likely get the kind of job offer he is looking for. ESPN has a fan poll up that says Hutson Mason will lead the SEC in TD passes in 2014. Now, logic would have it that this is not a poll full of Georgia homers, because most do not see Mason as being the best QB in Athens. This means that peers of UGA are saying this. We'll see. He will have the best overall receiving corps returning, I am just of the opinion that the Dawgs will run for many touchdowns in 2014 because they will have possibly the best stable of tailbacks they have ever had. Kind of like the Tech game when they gave it to Gurley every time in OT and they could not stop him, UGA will have more than just Gurley that can't be stopped in 2014. While it is true that Bobo has MUCH to work with this season, how he uses will tell the tale.

Robobby
Robobby

I don't get it...the dude is so predictable in his play calling.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Any tornadoes coming through downtown Atlanta this weekend? If so, win another championship on techs court.

JakeAU24
JakeAU24

I think he deserves five year extension!! 

Infraredguy
Infraredguy

That's great at least Bobo is assured of one more trip to the Outback or Capital One. Go Dogs

romeo2
romeo2

I love Georgia and coach Richt but Bobo is the main reason why Georgia will never win a national championship. Bobo is nothing more than coach  Richt pet. Coach loves him and he is taking care of him for some reason. I understand how business works you have a mgr. you like , trust you keep him around.

FlatTire
FlatTire

Another year of pay raises and contract extension talks



Anyone know when we will be talking about winning championships?

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

How is Pruitt making more then Bobo? Pruitt to me is still an unknown commodity. His defensive had a TON of five and four stars. Bobo has done a tone with a blend of players. Even with Gurley out the offense was legit.

The AD should stop taking advantage of Bobo's loyalty and pay the man.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Mike bobo is the best OC in the nation baby! Just look at what bobo did when all of our skill players were injured!

MoistDawg
MoistDawg

i heard about this yesterday from one of my sources and i definatley approve. we have one of the most dynamic offenses in the nation and that should be helped by the new national champ defense we got in the offseason throw in the bargin price and this is great news for us and bad news for everyone else!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Yeah but not as predictable as your cowardly comments! Lol.

58Supersports
58Supersports

@Opie7 How many did you answer Opie7? What's that got to do with it ...the big question is what has Bobo won? Those 4  questions don't  make you a expert but maybe a idiot.

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

@Opie7  

You do realize that is the Ga Way? When the team does poorly, generally people point to the head coach. Since Brother has been there, the only consistent thing is the fans will turn on Bobo. Do you think Brother comes to his defense? Forget it. The dumb part of it is Bobo is one the better O.C.'s in the nation. Brother get's credit for the wins and Bobo get's credit for the loses.

That is the Ga way. 

Contractor1
Contractor1

What about if they donate money to the University of Georgia and don't like what he's doing?  I think that gives them a right to say whatever they please.  Not to mention they can voice their opinion no matter how dumb or intelligent whenever they want.  Keep that mondset of yours to yourself.

RedandBlackDAWG
RedandBlackDAWG

@ColumbusDawg The athletic director must be satisified enough to keep both CMR and Bobo. My point is, that if he thinks Bobo is a valuable enoiugh asset to keep on the staff, then he should bee paid aqccordingly. You nor I have any idea, although we do hope, that Coach Pruitt will do great with the defendse but the athletic director is willing to pay him substantailly more than he is paying his OC, who has been there for a lot longer than the new guy on the block. Is the DC more valuable than the OC to any team?


Railroadtracgang
Railroadtracgang

@RedandBlackDAWG Part of this difference is Mark Richt is heavily involved in the offensive planning and coaching including qb's. He is almost no real nput defensively.

Opie7
Opie7

What college did you play football at?  Or what major college did you coach at?  Your obviously an expert.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@HotDawg  Try again. That is THE INSTITUTES Facility in McCamish Pavilion on Bobby Cremins Court.

MoistDawg
MoistDawg

@romeo2  everything you said is nullyfied by the fact that we have probly a top 3 offense in the nation.  did you happen to see how we moved the ball against nick satan at the sec champ game? they couldnt stop us. how about lsu and there vaunted defense? we destroyed auburn if not for that one freak play  we did way more against way better teams then even oregon.  dont let your hate and jelousy blind you.

Contractor1
Contractor1

Yeah, he lost five games and made Georgia look patheitc against a Nebraska team they should have detsroyed.  Yep, best coordinator in the country baby. 

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Just for fun get Grantham on the horn and get his take on Bobo/Richt and their easy button offensive scheme.

BostonBullDawg
BostonBullDawg

@MoistDawg  That's a national championship COACH we got in the off-season, not a national championship defense.

DIT
DIT

@Dawg350 - Little Johnnie is just one of those tough guys hiding behind his PC. Such a Tool!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Whiskey

And you get credit for nothing...haha!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Contractor..

Who cares you snob...your opinions are mindless drivel

POAD2013
POAD2013

@MoistDawg HAHAHA keep it up Moist. You know better than everybody how great the Dogs are. 

Dawg350
Dawg350

Contractor123456789

I agree budro....bobo is the best!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Wooly

Just for fun...how about shutting up?

Dawg350
Dawg350

DIT......I agree! Can you really believe that he was wanting to sue the ajc for slander??? Haaaahaaaaahaaaahaaaaaaahaaaaaahaaaaahaaaaaa!!!

Contractor1
Contractor1

POAD2013, you ever see a team that couldn't be stopped lose a ball game like Georgia did to Alabama?  You ever seen a team straight destroy another, yet lose a game, like Georgia did to Auburn?  Moist seems to think he has.

Dawgilama
Dawgilama

@Contractor19th best  record in the Nation since  Richt  arrived. Louisiana Monroe  ringing any bells? 21  vacated  wins  8  forfeits, 3  post  season bowl bans.

Contractor1
Contractor1

Georgia had the easiest schedule in the country in 2011 and 2012 and couldn't do anything about it.  Not to mention we beat Georgia straight up.  2011 Alabama had a tougher schedule, won a championship.  2012 Georgia was seven spots ahead of us, yet we beat y'all, and won another National Championship.  Let's not even get into the 2010 season for Georgia where you lost to Central Florida and had an overall record under .500.  We can look at it however you want, but Georgia can't win with an easy schedule or a difficult one.  All it does if give people like you more excuses.

Ghost13
Ghost13

@Dawg350  Better offensive numbers than Bama playing more difficult  schedules  the past 3 seasons playing  more difficult  schedules.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Bucky

You're an absolute disgrace

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

I will shut up. Todd didn't like the two easy button boys putting his defense in tuff spots.