Mike Bobo, one of the most prolific passers in University of Georgia history, was brought back home by head coach Mark Richt in January, 2001, to coach the Bulldog quarterbacks. Bobo had served one year as assistant coach at Jacksonville State University after working as an administrative assistant and graduate assistant at UGA in 1998 and '99.
During his four years at UGA, he has been part of a staff that has led Georgia to 42 victories, one SEC championship, two SEC Eastern Division titles, three bowl victories, and three top six finishes in the final national polls. In 2002, the Bulldogs finished as the SEC's top scoring (32.14 ppg) and pass efficiency (138.91) offense. Bobo also filled in as the Bulldogs' running backs coach for part of the '02 season and TB Musa Smith earned consensus All-SEC honors.
A four-year letterman for the Bulldogs from 1994-97, Bobo is coaching on the same field where he became a record-setting quarterback. A native of Thomasville, Ga., Bobo finished his Bulldog career leading the team in passing in both 1996 and '97. He currently ranks high in the Georgia passing record books in several categories including: season completion percentage (first, 65.0%, 1997), season passing efficiency rating (first, 155.80, 1997), career pass attempts, third, 755), career pass completions (third, 445), season passing yards (third, 2,751, 1997), career passing yards (third, 6,334), season TD passes (third, 19), career TD passes (second, 38), most passing yards by a junior (second, 2,440), most passing yards by a senior (second, 3,396), and career total offense (third, 6,054).
Bobo also set a Georgia record completing 19 consecutive passes leading Georgia to a 33-6 victory over Wisconsin in the 1998 Outback Bowl. He completed 26 of 28 passes for 267 yards and one touchdown and was named the game's Most Valuable Player.
Elected team captain (1996-97) and permanent team captain of the 1997 Bulldogs, Bobo was named the SEC's Offensive Player of the Week twice following performances against South Carolina (19x33, 285 yards, two TD's) and Georgia Tech (30x39, 415 yards, 4 TD's).
As a star quarterback at Thomasville High School, Bobo was named the 1993 Georgia Player of the Year by both USA Today and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. As a senior, he completed 143x245 passes for 2,477 yards and 23 TD's. In his career, he completed 329x590 passes for 5,167 yards and 42 TD's. He also rushed for 15 TD's.
He is married to the former Lainie Meshad and they have one son, Andrew Michael.
- Birthdate: 4-9-74
- Birthplace: Augusta
- High School: Thomasville
- College: Georgia '97
- 1998, Georgia (Administrative Assistant)
- 1999, Georgia (Graduate Assistant)
- 2000, Jacksonville State (QB's)
- 2001-2005, Georgia (Quarterbacks)
Georgia (1993-97) -- Finished his playing career ranked second in the Georgia record books in passing yards (6,334), pass attempts (766), pass completions (445), and TD passes (38)... team captain in 1996 and 1997.. .MVP of the 1998 Outback Bowl...Thomasville H.S. (1990-93) -- USA Today Georgia Player of the Year...Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class AAA Offensive Player of the Year... broke every school and region career passing mark and the Georgia high school career yardage record.