ATHENS — There were a few special visitors at Georgia’s spring football practice on Saturday, most notably a familiar face who’s now coaching out west.
Mike Bobo walked into Sanford Stadium, where his former team was conducting its practice Saturday morning under the tutelage of Bobo’s former Georgia teammate, Kirby Smart.
Bobo is in his second year as Colorado State’s head coach, after a long stint as Georgia’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. While Bobo was one of the faces of the Mark Richt era, he’s also been close friends with Smart, dating to their Bulldog playing days in the 1990s.
Bobo and his father George Bobo, a longtime high school coach in the state of Georgia, were both wearing Colorado State gear as they entered the stadium. They came in just as Ben Jones, the former Georgia center who just signed with the Tennessee Titans, was signing in at the gate. Jones and the Bobos exchanged hugs.
Another one of Bobo’s former offensive players at Georgia came in to practice a bit later: Receiver Chris Conley of the Kansas City Chiefs.
It’s the second time this week a recent former offensive coordinator has come back. Brian Schottenheimer attended UGA’s pro day on Wednesday, the first time he’d been back since his ouster in December.