Thursday, March 7, 2013
Georgia's Bobo gets long overdue raise
By Chris Low
Georgia's Mike Bobo has gone from underpaid (and under-appreciated by some) to one of the highest-paid offensive coordinators in the SEC.
Courted by Virginia Tech earlier this year to be the Hokies' offensive coordinator, Bobo cashed in with a $240,000 raise and will now make $575,000 annually, which makes him the fourth highest-paid offensive coordinator in the SEC.
Cam Cameron, hired last month to be LSU's offensive coordinator, is the SEC's highest-paid offensive coordinator. He signed a three-year deal and will make $600,000 in 2013 and then $1.3 million in 2014 and $1.5 million in 2015. Florida's Brent Pease makes $600,000 and Alabama's Doug Nussmeier $590,000.
Even without the interest from Virginia Tech, Bobo deserved a nice bump, especially when you consider how productive the Bulldogs have been on offense the past few years. They scored a school-record 529 points last season and scored more than 40 points in eight games. They averaged 37.8 points per game, which was also a school record.
Georgia has finished third in the SEC in total offense each of the past two years and has scored 30 or more points in 24 of their last 36 games.
With what the Bulldogs have returning on offense in 2013, they have a chance to be as potent offensively as any team in the country.
It was about time Georgia paid Bobo to reflect the fine job he's done with the Bulldogs' offense and as one of their best recruiters.
A Dawg to the core, Bobo has been about as loyal as it gets through thick and thin. He's been a part of the Georgia program -- either as a player, graduate assistant or assistant -- for 17 seasons.