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UGA OC Mike Bobo commits NCAA no-no; banned from recruiting for a month

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The NCAA is still promising to shift its primary focus away from ticky-tack violations to bigger picture infractions. Still, secondary violations happen and Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo is the latest to suffer the consequences, if you will, from a minor slip-up.

According to a letter sent to SEC commissioner Mike Slive from UGA athletic director Greg McGarity, Bobo has been banned from off-campus recruiting for a month as a result of a secondary NCAA violation.

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

The violation: escorting a recruit and his mother into the NCAA Tennis Championships on the UGA campus last spring without having them pay the $8 admission fee.

According to the letter, the violation occurred when an assistant coach –- not named in the letter but identified by UGA as Bobo – and a recruiting intern were touring campus with an unnamed prospect who was in town on an unoffiicial visit.

The letter adds that “A member of the ticket office staff reported this incident to the compliance office… The family has been notified and subsequently submitted restitution in the amount of $20.”

The more pertinent part of this story is that Bobo won’t be able to recruit for a month, not the dollar amount in question. Related: the over/under on number of jokes by UGA fans that Bobo shouldn’t be allowed to coach for a month instead is currently set at 50.

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13 Responses to “UGA OC Mike Bobo commits NCAA no-no; banned from recruiting for a month”
  1. wabbitslayer says: Sep 26, 2012 9:30 PM

    Hey, when UGA fans voice hope that he might not be allowed to coach for a month, we aren’t joking.

  2. southernpatriots says: Sep 27, 2012 4:05 AM

    Mike Bobo! Say it is not so, Mike! $8 entry fee? Can’t you just take it from his pay, no you can’t that would be a “tertiary” violation. You could get the money from the petty cash for on campus expenses, no, no, that would be a “quarternary” NCAA violation from page 3846, paragraph 3 line 11. Maybe, it is all not just primary, secondary, tertiary, or quarternary any longer is just “arbitrary.”

    Reminds me some years back that we were told to report when we gave a recruit a pack of gum, so we started reporting when we gave a recruit one piece of gum to show the absurdity.

    Off-campus recruiting ban for one month, well just recruit on-campus. The recruits always want a tour of the campus anyway, so they will be on the campus, then recruit them….smile.

    Enjoy the month Bobo.

  3. soobster says: Sep 27, 2012 8:07 AM

    The penalties won’t be an issue since the Dawgs are having all of their top prospective recruits at the game against Tennessee on Saturday.

  4. houndofthebaskervols says: Sep 27, 2012 8:11 AM

    What is really interesting is that that the NCAA launched an investigation over 6 secondary violations during Kiffin’s short stay in Knoxville. Georgia had 24 during the same period but alas….no national coveage.

  5. tigersgeaux says: Sep 27, 2012 8:18 AM


    If you implying that they will be playing for Georgia on Saturday, if so, good post. A few high school players from Lincolnton may be playing for Georgia as well…that’ll give GA the edge and they will win.


    And when has the NCAA ever been fair?

  6. canetic says: Sep 27, 2012 8:44 AM

    Thankfully this will take away the NCAA’s focus on Miami. They seem to have forgotten about UM entirely…

  7. dmvtransplant says: Sep 27, 2012 9:05 AM

    Meanwhile somewhere a booster is giving a kid:
    1. Car
    2. Money
    3. Discount on clothes
    4. Free Trips

    Yet this is the crap the NCAA concerns itself with. Right up there with going after Boise State for letting players sleep on a floor for one night.

  8. floridacock says: Sep 27, 2012 9:47 AM

    Can’t stand UGA, but this is silly.

  9. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 27, 2012 10:05 AM

    Thanks be to Betsy that Bobo did not give the recruit or his mother a tissue! That might mean a 6 month off-campus recruiting ban and no trips to IHOP.

    The NCAA is pitiful.

  10. tlmoon2112 says: Sep 27, 2012 1:17 PM

    This is absolutely rediculous.

  11. cubano76 says: Sep 27, 2012 5:41 PM

    If this guy married Rebecca Lobo, her name would be Rebecca Lobo-Bobo.

  12. tigersgeaux says: Sep 27, 2012 6:00 PM

    And if they had a child, they could name her:

    Coco Lobo-Bobo……

    meanwhile the NCAA is……. DoDo!

    P.S. cubano76–Kudos, and you are so funny!

  13. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 27, 2012 7:29 PM

    The NCAA is LOCO!

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