Mike Bobo, who spent 16 years at UGA as a quarterback or assistant coach, has hired another former Bulldogs player.
Bobo left his position as UGA’s offensive coordinator after the 2014 season to accept the offer to become Colorado State’s head coach.
On Friday, Bobo announced that former UGA offensive lineman Nick Jones was joining Colorado State’s football staff as the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach. Bobo’s receivers coach is another former Bulldog, quarterback Joe Cox.
Jones was a four-year letterman at UGA. In 2006, he earned second-team All-SEC honors and was named a permanent co-captain. Jones later served two years as an offensive graduate assistant for the Bulldogs under Mark Richt.
“I’ve had the opportunity to coach Nick and to have him begin his coaching career on my offensive staff at Georgia, and he has impressed me with his ability to teach the game, especially in the area of special teams,” Bobo said in a press release issued by Colorado State. “I am extremely pleased to have him join our staff at Colorado State, and excited about what he will bring to our program.”
It hasn’t been easy for Bobo at Colorado State. He has posted as 24-27 records in four years as coach. After the Rams went 3-9 this past season, Bobo made national headlines by declining a $100,000 raise.
“This is an administration that stood behind me, and I felt like we didn’t live up to our end of the deal,” Bobo told ESPN’s Mark Schlabach. “I wanted to make a statement to our players that we’re in this together and you’ve got be accountable, starting with me.”
announces hire of Nick Jones as co-special teams coordinator and tight ends coach.
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