If Monken does go elsewhere, it would mean Kirby Smart would hire his fourth offensive coordinator in his six-year tenure as Georgia's head coach. He wants if youre running a route on air, he wants it to be perfect, explained Georgia running back James Cook. Monken did not call the plays for the Browns under Freddie Kitchens. The Cowboys ranked second in the nation in scoring offense (48.7 points per game), third in total offense (548.9) and second in passing offense (387.2) his first season with Brandon Weeden at quarterback and third in the nation in scoring (45.6), fourth in total offense (547.0) and seventh in passing (331.7) in his second in 2012. We want to be explosive, and we were last year, Smart said. , On January 17, 2020, Monken was hired by the Georgia Bulldogs to be their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under head coach, Kirby Smart.. So we have to continue to do that, we have some tight ends to utilize and weve got three or four wideouts that are good players, We think weve got some really good young backs that are going to help us, so with Stetson coming back and the other quarterbacks we have competing Im excited to see what we can do offensively.. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Knox and a master's degree in education leadership from Grand Valley State University.. He becomes the third Georgia offensive play-caller in as many seasons. Hes called the game with players not plays; you dial up Nos. When Beck moved to Notre Dame as offensive coordinator in 1991, Monken also joined the staff as a graduate assistant. You have permission to edit this article.  He was hired to replace Ellis Johnson after an 012 season. You want to be at a place where you check all the boxes and that was the University of Georgia," Monken explained. Monken, he pointed out, has a background in coaching receivers at many of his coaching stops. Stepp was named offensive coordinator in January to replace Brad Glenn, who took a position as quarterbacks coach and pass-game coordinator at Virginia Tech. Bond's first full-time coaching position was at Southwest Missouri State, where he served as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator from 1986-90. You want to be at a place where you have no barriers to success and that starts with being able to get great football players, working with a great staff, an elite academic institution and being right down the road from Atlanta, said Monken. Monken was previously the offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns during the 2019 season, helping former Georgia running back Nick Chubb finish second in the NFL with 1,494 rushing yards. Thats why it so worked so well. Were excited to have him join our staff., On December 10, 2012, it was reported that Monken accepted the position as head coach of the Southern Miss football team. What do we have to do better? literally right after the game, said defensive coordinator Dan Lanning. His first season calling plays for Tampa Bay came in 2018, where his offense led the league, averaging 320.3 passing yards per game. We were both quarterback, receiver kind of guys. The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. He is also the former offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oklahoma State University and Eastern Michigan University, as well as the former head coach at the University of Southern Mississippi. All rights reserved. You are under duress a lot more, so you have to be disciplined in terms of what you do on the perimeter.". His coaching background also includes two seasons as a student assistant (1983-84) and one year as a graduate assistant (1985) at his alma mater, Arkansas, where he worked under Lou Holtz and Ken Hatfield. Smart already hired a new assistant coach for his offense when he brought on former Ole Miss coach Matt Luke to replace Sam Pittman. Obviously it was tough without having spring, without really the preparation youd like, but at the end of the day no one really gives a shit, Monken said after the 2020 season. "It was being able to throw to win, he told the Akron Beacon Journal in February. Monken is a play caller with extensive coaching experience in both the NFL and college level, but when it came to making the move to Athens, he said it was easy. Windows are tighter. We are excited to add Todd to our staff, coach Kirby Smart said in a statement. We did it very effectively because we were able to run the ball, Smart said. He was head coach at Southern Miss where he was 13-25 from 2013-15 after taking over a program that went 0-12. The head coach lays out parameters of what he wants the offense to look like. Monken went 9-5 in his last season there when Lindsey took over as play-caller. When they do speak, you know that its in preparation for a big gameand that its going to be a treat. Monken indicated the Bulldogs could have scored even more if not being up by such lopsided margins that they often werent as aggressive in the second half of games. Cloudy early. Theres a lot of other teams that lose players, that didnt have a spring, changed coaches, and didnt have as good of players as we have. Here are The Red & Blacks early projections for who will trot onto the field at the start of the Sept. 7 matchup against Virginia: Tre McKitty, a graduate transfer tight end from Florida State, announced that he would be coming to Athens in his final season of eligibility on Twitter Monday. Bennett, who was awarded Orange Bowl and CFP Championship Game MVP honors, had a 176.7 rating this season. Hes got an Air Raid background but hes got the NFL background as well. Also, be sure to like us on Facebook @BulldogMaven & follow us on Twitter at @BulldogsSI. UGA currently sits ninth in the country in points per game and they have opened also up the passing game throughout the season. Im sure hell work under whatever guidelines Kirby tells him, Lindsey said noting Smart defensive background. Smart pointed out it started with the ground game. Hes been in the Big 12 and SEC and hes coached at places that have won at a high level. Stepp left to coach tight ends at Louisville. Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. His salary goes up to $1.25 million, per information from UGA after an open records request. Southern Miss ranked in the top 15 nationally in 2015 in passing offense, total offense and scoring offense. After seemingly hitting a home run with the hiring of Todd Monken, someone who previously held no connection to Kirby Smart's past, the now national champion head coach may go outside his coaching tree to hire a replacement. In 2007, Monken was hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars to be their wide receivers coach. Don't miss breaking news! Scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day.
Monken attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, where he was a three-year letter-winner at quarterback for Knox and earned first-team small college All-America as a senior. After an impressive unbeaten regular season and now a national championship, the attention shown to the University of Georgia is ramping up like it would for any successful program. All Rights Reserved.  After Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter was fired after the 2018 season, Monken was not retained on new head coach Bruce Arians' staff. The Redbirds ranked in the top 10 in the nation in scoring his final two years. Smart has said it himself when it comes to coaches being plucked from the staff, it is a mark of a successful program. You work for the head coach. We just need to understand that the first two halves of each of those games was outstanding and Ive said that before. Monken has a background in overseeing offenses that put up big yards in the passing game. A name that is relatively new to Georgia fans is Buster Faulkner. Todd Robert Monken (born February 5, 1966) is an American football coach who currently serves as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Georgia. Hes very intelligent and I think the players will take on his personality. After losing four frequent starters on the offensive line, head coach Kirby Smart and new offensive line coach Matt Luke will spend a lot of time in the offseason finding a solid starting five. Monken, who served as offensive coordinator this past season for the NFLs Cleveland Browns, has been tagged as from the Air Raid offense school, but he doesnt fully embrace that term. Aside from his time with the Browns, Monken also served as offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for three seasons from 2016-2018. It is also as likely that Smart opts for promotion from within his program like he did after the 2018 season where Jim Chaney left Georgia for the same role at Tennessee. As the offensive coordinator Monken led Eastern Michigan to some of the best offenses in the history of the program. Whats different about him is he wants all the little details right. Winds light and variable. 2022 www.staugustine.com. Georgia football game time, TV networks announced for home opener, , Georgia football towers above traditional rivals, but Alabama dynasty lurks, Georgia football coach Kirby Smart lands $112.5 million, record-breaking contract extension, Stetson Bennett shrugs off critics, Kirby Smart fine with people doubting Georgia quarterback, Preseason Stetson Bennett hype is meaningless, scoreboard will tell 2022 Georgia quarterbacks story, Overly gracious Nick Saban expected to lose to Kirby Smart sooner or later, shares 3 Alabama concerns. No deal is in place between Hankton and Baton Rouge but with his ties to the state of Louisana as a former native, the connection between the two makes sense. The coaching change comes after a 2019-20 season in which the Bulldogs averaged their lowest points per game total since head coach Kirby Smarts first season in Athens. Todd Monken, a former NFL offensive coordinator who also served as head coach at Southern Miss, was hired Friday to run the Bulldogs offense, the school announced. He has taken tight ends and made them multiple, hes taken backs, and hes taken wideouts that werent early season starters and done a really good job. 1 quarterback JT Daniels went down and was replaced by former walk-on Stetson Bennett. Its the first time Ive ever been a part of a team where we came off after a big win and our players in the locker room are talking about, Hey! Georgia State has two other assistants positions to fill because of last-minute departures. Monken helped lead Georgia to its first national championship since 1980 when the Bulldogs knocked off Michigan in the Orange Bowl and then Alabama in the national championship game. Follow Brooks Austin on Twitter: @BrooksAustinSI. He is hands down the best football coach Ive been around, Troy head coach Chip Lindsey, who served as Monkens offensive coordinator at Southern Miss in 2014-15, said Friday. You can follow us for future coverage by clicking "Follow" on the top right-hand corner of the page. Man critically hurt after drive-by shooting, APD says, Jan. 6 Committee hearing | Here are the takeaways, Another round of thunderstorms possible this evening, Where in north Georgia is currently in a drought | See the maps, Bulldogs win Orange Bowl, set up rematch with Alabama for all the marbles, UGA football official resigning amid investigation into sexual harassment claims, Former Houston County Bear, Jake Fromm makes NFL debut. Hes an experienced, intelligent coach who will be able to come in and help us pick up where we left off. 19, 84, and 4 and 3, and 5, and those guys make plays. James Coley is leaving Georgia after four seasons to coach the tight ends at Texas A&M. After winning Georgia's third national championship in program history and averaging around 38-points per game with a quarterback situation that saw two quarterbacks start at different points in the year, along with the mass attrition at wide receiver throughout the year, it makes it all the more impressive job by Monken. With Monken taking over as play-caller, Coley will become assistant head coach, the school said but didnt say what positions Monken and Coley will coach. In his first media session since the preseason, the Georgia OC explained the rationale behind his QB decisions. He worked there as an assistant, serving the role of pass-game coordinator and run-game coordinator. On January 24, 2016, Monken was hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be their offensive coordinator. A Georgia helmet rests on a bench on Jan. 1, 2020. 2022 World Athletics Championships: Noah Lyles sets American record as U.S. sweeps men's 200m, Giants sign reliever Trevor Rosenthal for $4.5 million, Browns sign QB Josh Rosen as Deshaun Watson suspension looms: Reports, Saints WR Michael Thomas among notable PUP list additions, Jimbo Fisher readdresses Saban spat: 'I have great respect for Nick', Ravel Morrison joins Wayne Rooney at D.C. United, Court filing alleges Oilers owner Daryl Katz paid underage girl for sex, Division I Council recommends NCAA allow multiple transfers without penalty, Kyler Murray, Cardinals agree to 5-year contract extension. Then on Thursday, a report surfaced from Bruce Feldman of The Athletic that two more Georgia staffers could be departing Athens this offseason. Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken has received a raise. Monken has taken a get it done approach since Smart hired him, speaking his head coachs language while quickly winning over the fanbase with his no-nonsense approach. Bottom line is, I can do better as a coordinator to put him in a better position to be successful. Eman Naghavi, the running backs coach, and defensive line coach Travian Robertson both left to join the staff at Tulane. It should be no surprise that Monken could be heading elsewhere after completing his second season in Athens. The four playoff teams each ranked in the top six in scoring: (LSU, 1st at 48.4), (Ohio State, 3rd at 46.9), (Clemson, 4th at 43.9) and Oklahoma (6th at 42.1). All-America Garrett Wolfe led the nation in rushing in 2006 after ranking second as a junior and fifth as a sophomore. From there, Bond moved to a four-year stint at Illinois State, serving as wide receivers coach in 1996 before he was elevated to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for his final three years (1997-99). Copyright 2022, Georgia State University. McKnight played safety for and graduated from Samford. Kenny McIntosh and Kendall Milton are expected to pace the ground game, while second-year LSU transfer Arik Gilbert and former 5-star tight end Darnell Washington mix with Bowers for whats arguably the best tight end room in the naiton. 3 Alabama 52-12 going up against a Crimson Tide defense coordinated by Smart. He reiterated that when he spoke to the media on Monday ahead of the National Championship game. Georgia State's first offensive coordinator, John Bond is a 27-year veteran of college coaching who previously spent 11 seasons as an offensive coordinator at Georgia Tech, Northern Illinois, Army and Illinois State.
His younger brother Ted Monken is the former head football coach for St. Charles East and West Chicago. He served as quarterbacks coach at UTEP from 1991-93 and then as quarterback coach and passing game coordinator at Delta State in 1994-95. It works a lot better if you have good players doing things the right way consistently. Bennett was not among the Top 25 quarterback ratings entering 2022, and is not on the NFL radar as a draft pick, but Smart is confident with Monkens expertise the Bulldogs could be even better on offense than in 2021. That seasons offensive coordinator James Coley will remain with the team as an assistant head coach. Monken owns a prior history of moving around during his nearly two-decade history coaching; Monken has not stayed in the same post for more than four season, he's been with 9 different programs both NFL and College in the last 20 seasons of football. After two seasons in an off-the-field role, Faulkner could be the replacement for Monken, being trusted with the responsibilities of continuing the offense that Moken implemented at Georgia. Georgia's offensive coordinator came to Athens with NFL and college experience. We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. However, under offensive coordinator Todd Monken the team has evolved. ATHENS, Ga. Its a rare occurrence when we hear from Georgias coordinators. The best thing about working with Todd for me was and he I had the same philosophy, Lindsey said. We believed in the same things in how to attack defenses. I donthink you can pigeonhole him into one word, said Lindsey, who was Auburn offensive coordinator in 2013. Braves better than last year but need more pitching to repeat, Tennessees Hendon Hooker speaks on salary cap discussion at SEC Media Days, Social media reaction to Kirby Smarts contract extension, Coco Gauff ready to take the court in Atlanta Open exhibition match, Georgia Tech, Georgia State each have two players on Doak Walker watch list, AJC Podcast: What you need to know about Georgias abortion law, Back from the brink: Tiran Jackson learns to harness power of resilience after tragedy, How Georgias top candidates raised their campaign cash. He has now helped the Bulldogs' offense reach new heights and a national title game. Scouting Notebook: What We Learned About UGAs Future at All-American Bowl, Georgia Offense Key to Success is Spreading The Wealth, Todd Hartley Recognized as Tight End Coach of the Year. Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken received a raise that will pay him $2 million a season effective April of 2022. Everybody talks about the defense it got overshadowed that we were Top 10 in explosive passes a lot better than a lot of teams in the country and throwing the ball down the field.. In Monkens second season when he was calling plays, Southern Miss lost to No. Everybody has their own issues theyve got to deal with.. He understands that, our team understands that, so I expect him to play well just like I did last week.".  While attending Knox, he was a member of the Xi Chapter of Beta Theta Pi. Thats everybody in this country," said Monken. Sign up for the DawgNation Newsletter! , Monken is a native of Wheaton, Illinois. Georgia had an opening this time for Monken after special teams coach Scott Fountain left for the same role at Arkansas. In his second stint at Oklahoma State he tutored Justin Blackmon into one of the best receivers in college football history. Winds light and variable. Georgia coach Kirby Smart noted how well Monken, a former NFL offensive coordinator (2016-19) and Southern Miss head coach (2013-15), had made the switch after the Bulldogs beat Kentucky 30-13 last season. Monkens raise represents just over 80 percent more than he was making a year ago and a 60 percent increase from his most recent salary bump.