Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo was probably already heading for a boost in salary after the Bulldogs set a school record for scoring this season.
A report via Twitter this afternoon from ESPN’s Mark Schlabach that Bobo turned down an offer last week to become Virginia Tech’s offensive coordinator can only help make that happen.
“It doesn’t surprise me that other schools would show an interest after our offensive performance of late,” Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said. “We’re happy he’s on our staff.”
The Newport News (Va.) Daily Press reported that Virginia Tech sent a plane to Athens in the days following Georgia’s Capital One Bowl win with the hope of getting Bobo to Blacksburg, Va., for an interview, but Bobo didn’t go.
McGarity praised the work Bobo and his offensive staff did this season when Georgia averaged 37.8 points per game and finished 12-2. He also likes what’s happening off the field in recruiting.
Bobo makes $335,000 annually, the second-highest for an assistant at Georgia but in the bottom half of SEC offensive coordinators.
McGarity said Georgia will “get through recruiting and address” changes in salaries at the next athletic board meeting in February.
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