On December 23rd of last year, Mike Bobo left his job as Georgia’s offensive coordinator to take over as head coach at Colorado State. Nearly a year to the day later, one of his former quarterbacks has decided to join him in Fort Collins for one final go at it.
With speculation swirling, Bobo confirmed on Twitter Friday night that Faton Bauta has joined his roster with the Rams. Bauta announced two weeks ago today that he would be transferring from the Bulldogs, saying in a statement “I feel that the best option for me is to explore a new opportunity.”
As Bauta has already graduated from Georgia, that new opportunity will be immediate as he will be eligible to play in 2016.
Bauta started one game during his four seasons in Athens, the Florida game this year in which he threw four interceptions in a loss. He was used primarily as the holder on field goal attempts this season, and rarely played prior to 2015.
For his career, Bauta finished 19-for-38 for 202 yards passing; 33 of those attempts came against the Gators. He also added 13 carries for 50 yards and two touchdowns.
The West Palm Beach, Fla., native was a three-star member of UGA’s 2012 recruiting class.