Mike Bobo knows something about that.
Bobo, who worked under Richt at Georgia from 2001-14 as the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator, said Wednesday that feeling the heat is something any coach should expect. And after 15 years in the same job, it becomes harder to keep people happy all the time.
“That’s the nature of this business. You’re going to take criticism,” Bobo said. “The more you stay, the more you lose a percentage of your fan base because they get dissatisfied. That’s part of it. It’s hard to stay that long and please everybody. But he’s a good football coach and a good man and I hope they win this week, but that’s part of the business.”
When you get paid the kind of money an SEC coach gets these days, it’s not conducive to a long-term career. Especially when you don’t keep that in mind while doing your job.