The suspense is killing me.

You’ve got to say that Colorado State doesn’t lack for a list of impressive candidates to become its next head football coach.

Meanwhile, in Athens, Mark Richt is doing his best “remain calm, all is well” soothing.

Head coach Mark Richt said Saturday morning after the team broke for the holidays that he didn’t know when there would be more clarity on Bobo and the Colorado State job.

Bobo interviewed this past week.

“I don’t know,” Richt said.

Asked if he had to prepare in case Bobo wasn’t coaching at the bowl, Richt said: “We’ll have a plan for everything. I can say that.”

Richt was the play-caller for Georgia until Bobo took over at the end of the 2006 season.

I don’t know whether Marc is trolling or predicting there.  I’m also not sure which I’d prefer he was doing.

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23 responses to “The suspense is killing me.

  1. Bobo isn’t going anywhere. Mcgarity needs to give him a raise!

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    • SouthGaDawg

      A raise from McMr.Crabbs? He may get offered a bump of 200 grand or so. McScrooge ain’t sayin’ right now, “We’ll pay whatever it takes to keep him!”

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  2. Bobo isn’t going anywhere!

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    • Timphd

      Not as confident about that as you seem to be. He is overdue for the head coach job. Not that I want him gone, because I don’t.

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      • JCDAWG83

        Bobo deserves to be paid what Pruitt makes. He won’t leave because of money, but he might leave because he doesn’t feel appreciated. He might not even be offered the job but he still deserves to make what Pruitt makes.

        If he does decide to leave, I wish him the best. We haven’t won an SEC Championship since Bobo started calling the plays. There’s not necessarily a causal relationship, but it’s not like he has taken us to the next level.

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        • buc'd

          What? Are you saying Bobo is the problem?

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          • PTC DAWG

            Not what he is trying to say, if you ask me. Change might good for both parties….that said, we should have been paying Bobo better the last few years.

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        • Rocket Dawg

          It’s replies like this that make no one with an ounce of football knowledge take you seriously. Are you f’ing kidding me about us not winning an SEC Championship since Bobo took over calling plays?? 2011 it wasn’t the offensive play calls that lost the game but rather our WR’s having a case of butter fingers. It should have been 21-0 at halftime. In 2012 it was your buddy Grantham not subbing out d-lineman and getting trucked at the end. Do us all a favor and educate yourself before you show your idiocy in public.

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  3. Good for Bobo. Hold their feet to the fire man. Anything less than a million a year would be like spitting in Bobo’s face. Look at what LSU’s OC makes.

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  4. If Bobo leaves, it won’t be for the raise exclusively. It will be to be the leader of a program. I don’t see the CSU job as the one to start with for him especially from a recruiting standpoint. If he goes to a mid-major, it’s going to be a Sun Belt job – App State or somewhere like that where he can leverage his high school contacts.

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  5. DawgByte

    Bobo didn’t cause us to lose the SC, FL or Tech games. I think Mike stays in Athens and McGarity does the right thing and breaks out the checkbook. Parity with Pruitt will happen.

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    • ….because McGarity is known for spending money?

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    • Mayor

      McGarity may not get the chance to do “the right thing.” If CSU offers Bobo the HC gig, he’ll likely take it. Better for McCheap to get Bobo an extension with a buyout provision and a raise ASAP before he loses the opportunity.

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  6. CannonDawg

    I think if Bobo gets the offer, he’s gone. He doesn’t need to wait any longer, and he certainly doesn’t need to wait to have his first head coaching position at an SEC school. I see no reason why he wouldn’t have success at CSU, and that success can bring him back to the South at some point with an even bigger $ deal. What’s McGarity going to do for him? Give him another $100-200K for his “body of work”?

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    • I will give you one reason, he may not be suited to be a head coach. I can tell you he isn’t qualified to be the head coach at UGA. Great coordinator, but not a head coach, yes in my opinion.

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      • CannonDawg

        You didn’t specify above that you were referring to Bobo, but if you are, I could make an argument that Mike Bobo is every bit as qualified to become head coach at Georgia as Mark Richt was at the time of his hiring. Bobo’s offenses have been very productive, he has developed quarterbacks, he is an excellent recruiter, he knows the SEC very well, and he is a person of high character. How does that make him unsuited or unqualified? C’mon, man!

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  7. Mg4life0331

    I hope the milk this leverage for all its worth.

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  8. W Cobb Dawg

    CSU must be waving some pretty big bucks to get all these candidates to interview. It’s not a ‘who’s who’ list, but its somewhat impressive for a second tier program.

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  9. Always a nice post when you can incorporate an Animal House quote!

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  10. Roussel’s report went on to state of Bobo, “a number of coaches are beginning to feel will be the guy here.”

    As has been reported, Bobo is likely to accept the Colorado State job if offered.
    http://georgia.247sports.com/Bolt/Bobo-CSU-chatter-picks-up-more-steam-34060725

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  11. The folks out in Colorado believe that CSU “is closing in” on naming Bobo as the head coach. http://www.denverpost.com/colleges/ci_27188753/colorado-state-mike-bobo-football

    Good for him. Sucks for us — for whatever you think about his abilities as a coordinator, Bobo is an excellent recruiter and QB coach.

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