Bobo will remain USC’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Beamer announced along with six other hires. The Gamecocks finished a mere 10 th in the 14-team SEC in total offense and Bobo. Bobo poses at his first Sydney FC unveiling in September 2016. The Brazilian is back at the club for a second stint. Credit: Christopher Pearce 'I feel like I've come back home,' he said.
South Carolina has opted out of the Gasparilla Bowl. The Gamecocks were set to face UAB in the game on Saturday. While COVID-19 was reportedly a concern, it appears at least some of the players rebelled and didn't want to play in the game, forcing the school to cancel.
Bobo Game Home Run
Kosta Barbarouses was not clinical enough as Sydney exited the AFC Champions League, though strike partner Trent Buhagiar impressed with five goals in six games. Bobo - whose 27-goal haul in 2017. According to the terms of that contract, Bobo will owe South Carolina $100,000 for terminating his contract with the school. He owes that money to the university, but Auburn can pay that buyout if.
A number schools are asking players to vote on whether they want to participate in a bowl game this year. The restrictions and isolation brought on by the coronavirus pandemic have taken a toll on college football players. It's understandable that many would want to go home and see their families instead of playing in a meaningless bowl game. Apparently, South Carolina didn't leave it up to the players when accepting a bid.
Yes, interim head coach Mike Bobo said, 'There's no vote in the SEC,' basically implying the players had no say in the matter. On Tuesday, South Carolina's players fought back. They held a players' only meeting, then met with athletic director Ray Tanner and said they want to play for Bobo.
While South Carolina may not have been able to play in the game because of COVID concerns anyway, that's a pretty devastating blow to Bobo that the players didn't want to play for him.
Bobo Game Homecoming
The Gamecocks went 2-8 this season and shouldn't have been in a bowl anyway. The ridiculous SEC tie-ins basically crowbarred them into one. Incoming head coach Shane Beamer is now forced to clean up this mess and getting rid of Bobo might be his first move.
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