Georgia Makes Surprising Coaching Change
Georgia made a surprising coaching change this week.
On Friday, Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs announced that former Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Todd Monken would join the program.
Monken’s official job title has yet to be revealed at this stage.
A 30-year football veteran, Monken has worked at both the NFL and collegiate levels over the course of his career.
Most recently Monken worked as Cleveland’s offensive coordinator, but before that he served as an offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2016 to 2018.
Monken’s most recent collegiate experience was from 2013 to 2015, when he worked as the head coach of Southern Miss.
When Monken first arrived, Southern Miss was fresh off an 0-12 campaign. With him at the helm the program experienced a massive turnaround and ended up winning nine games in 2015.
— Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi) January 17, 2020
ESPN college football insider Kirk Herbstreit was a huge fan of the move.
“Between Monken’s approach and QB Jamie Newman coming over from WF-exactly what Kirby and the Dawgs Offense needed,” he wrote on Twitter.
It remains to be seen what sort of impact Monken will be able to have on Georgia’s offense.
The Bulldogs came within one victory of playing the College Football Playoff this year, ultimately falling to LSU in the conference title game.