ATHENS - Will Friend, who has been Georgia's offensive line coach the past four seasons, is expected to join Mike Bobo at Colorado State, sources said Tuesday.
Friend would become Colorado State's offensive coordinator, though Bobo would likely still call plays. Friend could not be reached immediately for comment, but a source said he had informed head coach Mark Richt.
UGA said later in the day that Friend would be coaching for Georgia in the Belk Bowl on Dec. 30. There was no further comment from UGA on Friend's status.
Bobo, speaking at his introductory presser on Tuesday afternoon, did not address Friend or any specific candidates.
"Do I have a couple key guys in mind, yes. Have I filled out my entire staff, no," Bobo said, adding that he wanted to speak to current members of Colorado State's staff.
Bobo's departure could continue to have a ripple effect on the offensive staff, which had been together since the 2011 season, when Friend was hired. Bobo served as quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator.
That leaves running backs coach (and recruiting coordinator) Bryan McClendon, receivers coach Tony Ball and tight ends coach (and co-special teams coordinator) John Lilly.