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Bobo gets extension from UGA to go along with raise

Georgia Spring Football AP

Todd Grantham isn’t the only one of Mark Richt‘s coordinators with, relatively speaking, long-term job security.

The Georgia head coach revealed prior to practice Thursday that offensive coordinator Mike Bobo received a three-year contract extension as part of his new deal.  Bobo is now signed through the 2015 season.

It had previously been reported that Bobo, as part of his new contract, would receive a bump in pay from $335,000 to $575,000.

Grantham, who has served as UGA’s defensive coordinator the past three seasons, signed a three-year contract last year that paid him $825,000 in 2012.

Richt explained the length of the deals as the price of doing business in the highly-competitive and cash-flush SEC. “Most coordinators in our league have three-year deals,” the Bulldogs coach said.

Bobo was hired by Richt as quarterbacks coach in 2001 and promoted to coordinator prior to the start of the 2007 season.  He was also a Bulldogs quarterback in the late nineties, although that hasn’t stopped him from being the target of criticism over the past six seasons.

“I think he deserved a three-year deal… I think he’s earned that,” Richt said of the play-caller.

In addition to the contract matters involving Bobo, Richt also confirmed that offensive line coach Will Friend will make $300,000 in 2013 after a $90,000 raise.  Friend was also given an additional title — run-game coordinator.

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2 Responses to “Bobo gets extension from UGA to go along with raise”
  1. alligatorsnapper says: Mar 7, 2013 7:11 PM

    Good for Bobo. Richt is correct about the coordinators in the SEC receiving 3 yr. contracts. Cash flush SEC. That gives them the opportunity to hire the best coaches and assistants in the country. Best to Richt and his team.

    I have great hope that Cam Cameron for LSU will work out as well as his pedigree. If so, LSU should have a competitive team, even with the huge departures to NFL and graduation.

  2. PowerMad says: Mar 8, 2013 5:05 AM

    Great. Three more years of underachieving crap from the least creative OC in all of football at any level. Maybe the extra money will allow Blow-bo to come up with an extra 2 plays in a play book that consists of six plays. Can we get Carlton Thomas back so we can complete some runs up the center’s butt? No wait, we’ll just make some 45-second drives on offense so our young defense can get totally gassed and become a sieve this year. This is another reason why UGA fans will have to be content for competitive teams, not championship teams.

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