Kirby Smart hires NFL coordinator Todd Monken to help modernize Georgia's passing game
Has Georgia just found its Joe Brady?
That’s the hope down in Athens as Kirby Smart has hired former Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken. This news was first reported by Radi Nabulsi of Rivals.
Monken spent last season as the Browns OC after serving in that role for three seasons with Tampa Bay. According to Rivals, it’s unclear what exact role Monken will be serving in on the Georgia staff as the Bulldogs already have an offensive coordinator in place in James Coley.
However, ESPN is reporting that Monken will serve as Georgia’s offensive coordinator next season. ESPN was also the first to report Georgia’s interest in hiring Monken this offseason.
Monken also has plenty of college experience as he previously served as Southern Miss head coach and as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State, LSU, Louisiana Tech, Eastern Michigan, Notre Dame and Grand Valley State.
With a new playcaller and new starting quarterback, Georgia’s offense could be unrecognizable next season. If you ask most members of Dawg Nation, that’s probably a good thing.