How does Todd Monken’s departure impact the recruiting of Dylan Raiola?

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In what felt like an inevitability, Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken is leaving the program for a promotion, as he was named the Ravens offensive coordinator earlier today. Attrition is natural when you’ve had as much success as the Bulldogs have experienced over the last two years, and it can be difficult to overcome, especially with recruits. However, Georgia has had an unbelievable knack for replacing coordinators that depart for various promotions, and they’ve already announced the man who will take over for Monken as offensive coordinator — Mike Bobo.

Longtime Bulldog fans will be very familiar with Bobo. He played quarterback for Georgia in the 90s before becoming a graduate assistant in 1999. In 2001, he returned to the university to coach the quarterbacks, a position he held until 2006 before being named the offensive coordinator. From 2007-2014, Bobo called the shots on offense under Mark Richt until he received his first head coaching opportunity at Colorado State.

In 2020, Bobo returned to the SEC, serving as the offensive coordinator for South Carolina. In 2021, he held the same position at Auburn before returning to Athens this past season as an offensive analyst. Now, he’ll be calling the shots again; this time, under Kirby Smart.

From a play-calling perspective, I don’t believe the Bulldogs will miss a beat with Mike Bobo. He’s an incredible offensive mind, but recruiting can be different. Thankfully, Bobo has a ton of experience in that area, and it appears he’s looked upon fondly by the top recruit in the 2024 class, Dylan Raiola.

According to Radi Nabulsi, Dylan Raiola and his family think highly of Bobo and were well aware of the situation regarding Todd Monken departing for the NFL.

Dylan Raiola, who de-committed from Ohio State late last year, would be an incredible snag for the Bulldogs, who are now considered one of the favorites to land him. But wherever he lands, the last thing Georgia fans should be concerned about is recruiting. As long as Smart is in Athens, the Bulldogs will continue to draw top-end talent at every position. If Dylan Raiola’s top priority is winning, there’s no better place to be than Athens.

Photographer: Jeffrey Vest/Icon Sportswire

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