Former Bulldog Mike Bobo could miss Colorado State’s season opener

Georgia football-Mike Bobo and Kirby Smart-Bobo still hospitalized in Colorado
Mike Bobo and Kirby Smart got to hang out at a recruiting camp in Atlanta two years ago. Though they are lifelong friends and former teammates, they coached together only one year at Georgia (2005).

ATHENS — Mike Bobo and Kirby Smart couldn’t be more competitive on the football field or the recruiting trail. Off of it, though, they couldn’t be closer friends. So Smart’s thoughts were with his buddy and former teammate after Georgia finished up its 11th practice of preseason camp on Wednesday.

In his fourth year as head coach at Colorado State, Bobo remained hospitalized Wednesday night as doctors continue to evaluate treatment options for a nerve disorder in his legs.

“There’s a plan in place; we’re carrying out the plan,” said Rams offensive coordinator Dave Johnson, who coached tight ends at Georgia from 2001-07. “(The game plan has) already been structured. … So, we’re just following the plan right now.”

Bobo said he remains in close contact with the coaching staff and watches practice video “every day.” Former Georgia linebackers coach John Jancek (2005-09) is the Rams’ defensive coordinator. He and Johnson are running the team in Bobo’s absence.

“We just pray for Coach Bobo, and we want him back,” Jancek said told reporters in Fort Collins on Wednesday. “We miss him. He’s a great leader, has a tremendous impact, has created an outstanding culture here.”

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