AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) -- First reported by Justin Hokanson of Auburn Live. Mike Bobo will not return as the offensive coordinator for the Auburn Tigers next year.
Bryan Harsin finalized his decision Monday afternoon.
The Tigers finished only 10th in the SEC in total yards per game with 405. Despite Auburn’s star running backs, the Tigers only ran for 164 yards rushing per game which is 9th in the SEC. The air attack was not much better, only posting 241 passing yards per game (7th in the SEC).
Auburn noticeably struggled on offense in the second half of games after mounting leads in the first half. The offense was held to no touchdowns in the second half of the past five games, losing the last four.
“I have a great amount of respect for Coach Harsin, both as a coach and as a person. I know what he’s about and his commitment to excellence,” Bobo said of Harsin this summer.
Bobo is a veteran in the SEC, having served 14 years at Georgia, and more recently, last year was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at South Carolina. He also spent five years being the head coach of Colorado before taking the South Carolina job.
Along with his coaching resume, Bobo is known as a good recruiter, and it is unknown whether or not his son, Drew Bobo, will de-commit from Auburn.
Eagle Eye will continue to monitor the situation regarding Bobo, his son, and the open offensive coordinator position.