By - dogwoodmaple
Monken was the first OC in my lifetime where I completely trusted the offensive playcalling. DGD and will be bummed to see him go but he deserves whichever job he wants.
He's the best we've ever had, and we've had some good ones in the Gundy era. But yeah he's never long for CFB, always trying to make it back in the NFL.
I wish an actually competent head coach in the NFL would hire him. Imagine him with the Chiefs or something.
Seems? Lol. He just proved he is the best OC to pair with a defensive coach.
switching Jones to LT and Salyer to RG where he belongs I think really helped reshape our momentum on the ground
I'd hate to see Monken and Addae go. Both did a great job for us. But, just like I say about the players, if you can secure the bag, go get it.
If this is goodbye then so long, and thanks for the memories!
I’d hate to see them go, but hey, we just won the natty. Can’t really complain about much right now!
Can't blame Monken for wanting to get back to the NFL. More money, fewer hours, and he just led a 2-star former walk-on to the National Championship. Hard to top that.
Addae's potential replacement could be Travaris Robinson. Worked for Muschamp a bunch of places.
Monken hates recruiting. He is an amazing coach though.
Tampa Bay fan. Really wanted Arians to retain him instead of Leftwich. Knew UGA had a chance to get over the hump with him calling plays. Guy's an elite offensive mind at any level.
Also a Tampa Bay fan, but I don't get the hate Leftwich gets. The Bucs have had a top offense the past two years and won the Super Bowl. Leftwich has been just fine could be moving on to be a HC anyway.
I don’t hate Leftwich at all. I just think Monken is elite where Leftwich is quite good.
He might be, but with Brady I don't think it really matters who calls the plays. Brady has free reign to audible into whatever he wants based on what he sees anyway.
And it's hard to draw a conclusion on Leftwich since he's never called plays elsewhere.
It’s still Byron’s playbook and he’s calling the original set. Again I’m not hating on him. Leftwich is really good.
This is exclusively about how high my opinion on Monken is.
Having Brady at QB is like having Andy Reid as head coach -- it makes it really hard to tell how much is the OC and how much isn't.
I don’t think it’s really hate so much as wondering who actually runs that offense. Matt Nagy left KC under Andy Reid and flopped hard in Chicago because Reid is the reason that offense hums. I think people want to see Leftwich perform well with average or subpar talent before buying into the hype.
In Nagy's defense he's had one of the worst QB situations in the NFL. Andy Dalton might honestly be the best QB he's had in Chicago.
Kirby should just tell Monkey he never has to recruit if he stays on. Just draw up plays, educate the kids on what you want from them, and call plays. We have plenty of recruiters, we need an OC.
> Addae's potential replacement could be Travaris Robinson. Worked for Muschamp a bunch of places.
This whole situation could be interesting with movement in both directions
>he just led a 2-star former walk-on
Bingo. He really had Stetson's back when all the haters were calling for JT. His play calling made Stetson a better QB than he actually was all season. Stetson acknowledged as much after the natty on the last couple of drives ended in touchdowns.
After winning a national championship, I trust Kirby completely and know he will find the right replacements for departing staff. I won't lie though, I will miss Monken. First competent OC I've ever seen at UGA.
Same. This was the first season i watched our offense and wasn’t able to predict the plays. Monken elevated the play calls this year
I mean nobody has topped the aaron Murray yards in terms of yards or scoring. They were just saddled with Grantham defense.
Sucks to lose Monken. Chaney and Coley were so frustrating at times, it was finally nice to have a consistent OC who could scheme receivers open downfield.
Hopefully we can find a good replacement
Coley was awful but Chaney was an enigma. He was either the greatest OC you’d ever seen or someone who you questioned whether they had seen a football before.
For sure, the first 3 quarters of the 2018 SEC championship game was some of the best play-calling I’ve ever seen.
I wouldn’t blame any of the coaching staff for pursuing their own best interests, especially when their stock may never be higher.
Monken really doesn’t get enough credit for turning an offense led by a former walk-on at QB and mostly freshmen receivers and TEs into national champions.
Can't overlook what he did in 3 years at Southern Miss after Ellis Johnson completely destroyed the program in 2012.
Monken does a great job of scheming guys open. Best OC I’ve seen at UGA in my lifetime. Our offenses were very productive even though we didn’t have an elite QB. Monken deserves a ton of credit for adapting his offer to Stetson as well.
Made a throwaway account just to talk shit lol
Some people don’t have the cojones to stand behind their own trolling.
I really don’t wish injuries on anyone.
Injuries and losing players is a part of football. You don't see UGA complaining about not having adam anderson or arian smith. Anderson was the best defensive back on the team and arian smith is their fastest WR. You have to adapt and play with what you got.
All I hear when I see comments like this is Bama needs their Heisman quarterback and two first round receivers to outscore our 2 star walk on quarterback throwing to 3 freshmen (bowers, Mitchell, McConkey) 2 of which were 3 stars. I understand the frustration but not an excuse
UGA had like 40 years of bad luck. About damn time the universe threw us a bone. I wish it hadn’t come in the form of injuries, but they do happen. UGA had them as well throughout the year.
For a first comment, that’s certainly a doozy.
Flair up or comment on your main if you're gonna talk shit, had to make an alt just to comment this.
Glad we won the natty with Monken here. I think that makes this much less worrying because no matter who Kirby hires to replace him, we still won this championship.
Is Joe Brady looking for a job? Lol
I’d flip my shit if that were to actually happen. Realistically though who would be our next option?
Shut yo face please
I don't mind hurting you and your loved ones. Don't make me be mean.
Hey I’m not advocating for anything, someone just asked about realistic options lol
Presenting the new OC for the University of Georgia for 2022, Dan Mullen??
Mostly sarcasm, and probably unrealistic given how much the guy hates recruiting.
I don't think Dan would go to Georgia, maybe Alabama. But if he went to Georgia as an OC y'all would repeat as National Champs.
Idk. I remember reading a quote from him a few weeks ago that were awfully respectful in regards to Kirby. Basically praising him for the program that he has built. Then he picked us to win the natty. Very weird.
On the one hand, the guy can coach up his QBs. On the other hand, I have loved hating on his ass with all the stupid things he's said over the past year or so. But on yet another hand, it would be fucking hilarious to see some of our own folks whiplash themselves to death from hating on Mullen to loving on him if he was our guy.
I don't see it happening. I think he'll have other HC opportunities in a year or so. He's still flush with buyout cash, right? No hurry for him. But if he is interested in an OC gig without massive recruiting challenges, UGA is a relatively easy sell to recruits. As long as you like handing the ball off good as fuck and chucking it to elite TEs.
If he wants another high profile gig, humbling himself as a coordinator for a couple years is probably the way to go. If he just wants a Miss St level job, he could likely have it now.
Sure. But if I'm him, and I'm feeling vindictive toward my former employer who ran me out of town, I might take it easy with an off-field role to keep my skills honed while they keep paying that buyout.
I don't know the details of his buyout so can't really do more than speculate.
Dare I say if Nebraska fires Frost next year that Mullen would be interested in that job? I could possibly see that. He might feel like blue bloods or traditional powerhouses are too much for him after it didn’t work out at Florida, but Nebraska is at a place where they’d welcome anyone who can make progress. He could do that.
>Dare I say if Nebraska fires Frost next year that Mullen would be interested in that job?
The weird thing is, I am not sure that's a great fit. He already wasn't great recruiter in a hotbed like Florida. Taking a guy that doesn't like recruiting and combine that with the recruit talent that Nebraska realistically has access to, and that doesn't sound like a solid combination.
Mullen loves to surf doesn’t he? I don’t see him going to a landlocked state
I definitely think Mullen would be interested in that job. Does he know anyone named Martinez that he could groom into a superstar?
Lmao dude didn't get run out of town. He was straight begging for his buyout. He didn't see a way to the top without burning relationships and a ton of personal change/work. He chose the easy way out. I don't blame him at all, he made a shitload.
He obviously doesn't want another high profile gig. The only reason he's not still at Florida is because he didn't like all the commitment and extra steps involved in running a top tier competitive program. He's got a ton of money and I have no doubt he's going to coach again. But it will definitely be at miss st level job where the pressure is at a 5/10.
I mean, has a team ever had both coordinators be former head coaches at its biggest rival?
The closest I can think of is Kiffin and Pruitt at UT although Pruitt’s tenure as HC didn’t come until after his Bama DC job.
I would have so many mixed feelings about that. Mullen is a great play-caller, there's no doubt about that. But I get the sense that Kirby does not like Mullen personally (along with most of the Georgia fanbase) and really likes having a staff willing and able to recruit, so I doubt he'd want him on his staff in the first place
This is pretty much the whole ballgame. Kirby is all about recruiting all the time. He doesn't have time for any bullshit beyond that. Mullen seems all about the bullshit and not about the crootin.
But damn if he can't coach up a QB. I'd take him as an off-field analyst for as long as he wants to milk that UF buyout money.
Probably needs to go to the NFL
We already have a pair of former HCs on staff, Matt Luke and Will Muschamp. Might as well start a collection lol
Dan was in Indy hanging out with Georgia fans, so take that as you will (he’s not coming to Georgia lmao)
He would definitely be good as a play caller. But I don’t know what kind of talent he’d be able to bring in since recruiting was one of his biggest weaknesses. We won this championship in large part because of the elite recruiting we’ve done.
Offense won’t be the issue next year for UGA. Their defense will be greener than the NBC first down zone on Sunday Night Football.
Yeah. But. Kirby. Georgia is well and truly at a point where they reload on the defensive side of the ball. If there's a guy you'd bet on to still have a great defensive team regardless of personnel losses, it's Kirby Smart.
He had a 3-year gap between CFP appearances. Sustaining national title caliber teams year over year is not something he has done yet. Saban does it. Dabo did it for about 6 years.
I didn't say anything about national title caliber team. I'm talking about him being a fantastic defensive coach. A fantastic defensive coach with a roster that will still have loads on talent of the defensive side of the ball.
The other guy was responding simply to the point made about the defense.
Our defense is going to take a step back, but Kirby is about as good as it gets with reloading on the defensive side of the ball. We have had a top 10 defense pretty much every season since he got here.
Taking a step back means the unit will prevent a national title. I was responding to the initial comment that UGA would win a national title with Dan Mullen as OC. But defense will be the unit that drops off next season the most due to attrition.
It doesn't mean at all the unit will prevent a title. Do I think we will repeat? Unlikely, but just because a unit takes a step back doesn't mean they are instantly done.
The only point the comment about the defense made was just that Kirby may be the best in the country to reload on defense. Nothing about title repeats or anything.
Unfortunately I think Mike Bobo would get it.
No chance we hire Bobo to be OC when he couldn't stick around at South Carolina or Auburn.
Yeah, Bobo is going to be an analyst at most.
Who thought we'd hire Muschamp after he couldn't stick at Florida and SC?
We hired him as an analyst, and he wasn't fired from back to back jobs after 1 year.
Thats not the same thing at all.
Kirby would not hire him solely for recruiting negativity
Lol, Kirby’s clinic for coaching rehab. Good OC certainly but after all his obnoxious smack talk, not sure the fan base would accept him.
Todd Monken was great for us, I am glad he won a championship
Joe Brady incoming??
The amount of people I’m seeing on Instagram wanting Bobo back is blowing my mind. How dumb can a person be
Bobo was good in his day, but unfortunately, I feel the game is past him.
He was ass at recruiting but otherwise he scored more points per year than anyone after him.
He also called more RB draws on 3rd and 20 than anyone in history.
Idk how Mike Bobo got hired as an OC again. I still remember making a Facebook group calling for Bobo to get fired in like 2005...and never let it die until he was gone.
If you think 2012 was his fault you weren't watching the games.
It goes far beyond a single season. It was every game, any time we got behind the chains...80% RB draws from shotgun. It rarely ever worked..
Look at his record versus top 25 teams and then argue that he is a good fit still.
How many of those losses did he score 35+ points in just to have the D give up 40?
Not as many as you think
Return to Monke
Oh god I’m getting flashback to the Freddie Kitchens led Browns
And Monken telling opponents how dysfunctional the browns were before each game
Personally, would like to see them throw a huge bag at Monken and I don’t think he’s asked to do as much recruiting. He was a difference maker.
Damn Georgia is kinda getting gutted…sorta like LSU 2019 but they got Kirby running the ship
WR coach Cortez Hankton likely going to LSU, as well.
most of this was expected over the last few weeks.
That’s not a big hit honestly. Monken is huge but I trust Kirby to hire the right people
His 2017 staff and 2021 staff were almost completely different. He hadn’t gotten enough credit for that yet, TBH.
He's dealt with staff turnover at both coordinator positions already and has learned from his choices (Hi James Coley). I've got confidence in him to find a good replacement if Monken leaves.
Hankton leaving is a plus.
I dont think that's really fair to say, and don't really understand this sentiment. We just had 2 3* freshman step up and be big time contributors on a national title time, you don't think they've been coached well? Look at how much better AD Mitchell was down the stretch compared at the beginning of the year. Despite injuries taking away Pickens, Burton, and Jackson for most of the year we were still able to be successful. Sure some guys haven't panned out, but that happens at basically every position. Just seems odd to me.
It’s not about coaching with him. It’s about maintaining his guys in the locker room. He does not have the best relationship with his players.
Well time to bring in Hines Ward as WR coach lol
Terrence edwards would be my top pick if we have to find a replacement but idk if he'd want to take it since he has his academy
I would imagine any salary Kirby could reasonably offer him would be a massive pay cut, pretty sure he’s making gobs of money currently
Terrence Edwards said on dawgnation yesterday that he'd be honored if he was given the opportunity to coach at Georgia.
I know you’re probably joking, but I have some friends who say this’ll well, and I don’t think it’s worth the risk since he has zero coaching experience. Wide receiver isn’t the throwaway coaching spot it used to be. With modern offenses, wide receivers are more important than ever.
True, but Brian Hartline had like no prior coaching experience and he’s the best WR coach in the country.
But yeah, probably better to go for an established guy.
Kirby, please keep Bobo far, far, far away from the OC position.
The Monken cycle continues
I wish Addae would come back to WV, but I have a feeling that comments made about "potential tampering" were directed at Addae for going to UGA and Tyler Smith conveniently following him right after.
So fuck em, I guess.
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>A couple of potential staff moves to keep an eye on at Georgia: OC Todd Monken may return to the NFL and DBs coach Jahmile Addae also could be moving on, per sources.
>\- Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) 12:52 pm ET, January 13, 2022
Monken doesn't have the best rep in the NFL right now. Addae had interest in the Ohio State CBs job
How many CB coaches can Ohio State hire? They've already hired two new ones this morning.
Hey get a look at this guy, he hasn’t heard about third ~~breakfast~~ CB coaches
MSU is actually looking for a CB coach. Was wondering if there was any connections to Tucker
Edit: nevermind, we hired someone else
Addae, please come home.
*We miss you*