Kirk Herbstreit praises Kirby Smart for offseason moves to update Georgia's offense
Bulldog fans loving the hire of Todd Monken aren’t alone as ESPN’s lead college football analyst just echoed the same sentiments.
Following reports of Monken’s hire as Georgia’s new offensive coordinator, Kirk Herbstreit weighed in with his thoughts on the hire.
“Between Monken’s approach and QB Jame Newman coming over from Wake Forest – exactly what Kirby and Dawgs offense needed,” Herbstreit tweeted out on Friday.
Monken served as Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator last season after serving in the same role for Tampa Bay’s offense the previous three seasons. Before coaching in the NFL, Monken served as head coach of Southern Miss, where he inherited an offense that ranked No. 112 in scoring offense nationally before leaving the Eagles with the No. 13 scoring offense nationally.
Monken also previously served as Oklahoma State’s offensive coordinator and led the unit to the nation’s No. 2 and No. 3 scoring offenses in his two seasons with the program. His 2018 Tampa Bay offense also led the NFL in passing yards.
For an offense that lacked much innovation in previous seasons, Smart appears to have pulled off a coup with this hire.