Mike Bobo is out, but who is in as Auburn football’s next offensive coordinator? After watching the Tigers lose all of their November games with an offense on a downward spiral, it’s time for some change in first-year head coach Bryan Harsin’s coaching staff.
This is the second major change to Harsin’s staff this season following the firing of wide receivers coach Cornelius Williams, but finding a great offensive coordinator will be key to the future success of the Tigers, whether that be on the field or in the realm of recruiting. And where better to look for a successful coach than in a program that is having a successful season?
Of course, Harsin is no stranger to hiring out of SEC programs. Offensive line coach Will Friend came from Tennessee, Derek Mason came from Vanderbilt, and Mike Bobo came from South Carolina. But make no mistake, Mike Bobo is truly a UGA man. He played for the Bulldogs from 1993-1997 and was the offensive coordinator in Athens from 2007-2014, so it would be sort of fitting to have someone from the Dawgs’ staff replacing him, right?
Enter Dell McGee, who is currently in the midst of his fifth season with the Georgia Bulldogs. Serving as the run game coordinator and running backs coach since 2019, McGee previously had success as the RB coach at Georgia Southern before briefly taking over as Interim Head Coach.
However, while Mike Bobo might truly be a UGA man, Dell McGee is truly an Auburn man. McGee played Auburn football from 1992-1995, and was an analyst for the Tigers in 2013 under former head coach Gus Malzahn.
Dawgs Daily reports that Georgia has to “beat Auburn off with a stick and an extension” to keep McGee every offseason, but could a coordinator spot be enough to finally pull the coach from Athens?