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Why Georgia’s immediate offensive future hinges on retaining coordinator Todd Monken

SystemSystem Posts: 10,737 admin
edited January 2023 in Article commenting
imageWhy Georgia’s immediate offensive future hinges on retaining coordinator Todd Monken

Themes and trends aren’t hard to pick up on, as that is kind of what defines them in the first place.

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    VetdawgVetdawg Posts: 763 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Completely agree

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    MontanaDawgMontanaDawg Posts: 1,888 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    If we lose Monken by Spring then my bet is we lose one QB to the portal in May. And that QB will probably be based on the competition of the Spring drills. Vandagriff pretty much publicly declared he would have already been gone if not for Monken.

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    doubledawg1990doubledawg1990 Posts: 109 ✭✭✭ Junior
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    doubledawg1990doubledawg1990 Posts: 109 ✭✭✭ Junior

    "It's not the X's and the O's, but the Jimmys and the Joes that make the difference." The run and success of just about all Bama's OCs is general proof the take of this article is overblown. DEFINITELY prefer to keep Monken, but the coaches all say it's the players -- coaching won't beat good players. UGA's program now sells itself and will garner top recruits at all positions. Barring a hire/promotion like James Coley, UGA would be able to get equal replacement to Monken.

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    reddawg1reddawg1 Posts: 3,676 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Monken has laid a blueprint for Beck or whomever to follow, to the point where I don't think too many people are worried about who the next "guy " at QB is. It's like Steve Spuurier when he was at Fla. just plug and play at QB. THe next QB up gets Heisman consideration. We averaged 37 points per game in 2021 and now almost 42 points per game in 2022. We all know there were games where we just leaned on the defense and shut the passing game down as in the KY game and games where we got a decent lead and shut down the passing late 3rd quarter and into the 4th(Tenn game) . Kirby has never been one to just pile on the points when you have a good lead.

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    jdatl3jdatl3 Posts: 415 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Why not pay him 4 MM per year now. You'll not have a chance at a three peat in a really long time. Or Make it a one time bonus thing - 2MM to stay. He's worth every cent. Just look, at Clemson. Lose their OC an DC and they stink. Look at Bama.

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    pappadawg23pappadawg23 Posts: 12 ✭✭ Sophomore

    Undoubtedly, the quarterback position is not merely plug-and-play. The quarterback and the OC must be on the same page. Besides that, effective quarterbacks can read the defense, change the play when necessary, and execute and lead the offense. Effective organizations constantly groom the next guy to take over when someone decides to leave. One must have an elite quarterback play to win at a high level. In past years the Dawgs did not have that elite quarterback. However, Stet was different because his command of the offense and play was excellent. Also, Stet can make all the throws and launches the prettiest spiral with accuracy I have seen. Fromm was good but not great. In my opinion, that's why we didn't win those four games against Bama and LSU.

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    thadecthadec Posts: 611 ✭✭✭✭ Senior


    Yeah, the "glory" that comes from being an offensive coordinator in college as opposed to an offensive coordinator in the NFL or a head coach. (Facepalm)

    And this whole article is ridiculous. First off, the main reason why UGA's offensive output increased was because the talent level did. With Brock Bowers, UGA finally had the difference-making talent on offense that they hadn't had since Sony Michel and Nick Chubb. UGA's OL play is also significantly better than it was in years prior. Now UGA actually has true Cs and OTs where in the past they were truthfully playing guards at those positions. Monken was the OC in 2020, the year that UGA got embarrassed by Bama and couldn't score against Florida. It is the players that are better.

    Second, Bama won titles with 5 different coordinators/co-coordinators: Jim McElwain (2009, 2011), Doug Nussmeier (2012), Lane Kiffin (2015), Mike Daboll and Mike Locksley (2017), Steve Sarkisian (2020). While the schemes, QB play and even WR play (which wasn't great for 2011 and 2012) varied, Alabama always had superior OL and RB play during that stretch.

    UGA shouldn't break the bank to keep Monken. Salaries for coaches are already getting out of control. They can just replace him. UGA winning back-to-back titles makes them a more desirable destination for top OC talent that wants to move to the NFL or become head coaches one day.

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    BubbaBillBubbaBill Posts: 1,198 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I certainly hope Monken stays, but if he leaves there is an amazing OC (Buster Faulkner) available just 60 miles away. OK, I’m just trying to stir-it-up with the “bugs”. Go Dawgs!!!

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    BubbaBillBubbaBill Posts: 1,198 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited January 2023

    An advantage to sticking with a winning program are the playoff bonuses. I think Monken will get around 10% of his $2 million base salary ($200,000) for winning in the playoffs. Go Dawgs!!!

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    CDDawgsCDDawgs Posts: 61 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Another fine example of your passive aggressive/negative spin takes.

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    GoodtimeDawgGoodtimeDawg Posts: 469 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Absolutely! Monken would be a hard loss if he decided to leave. I hope he has decided that the value of working under Smart, having amazing talent to work with, and living in Athens is good enough for many years to come. One can dream! GO DAWGS!

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    navydawgnavydawg Posts: 3,038 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    And I Love how all three of our QBs are embracing internal competition. And gaining extremely good knowledge of the position from a former NFL OC. So Yes Monken is vital in many ways. And I agree with some of the other posters here, that if we lose Monken it’s entirely possible we would lose one ( or more ?) of our QBs. I did say possible not definite. Suffice it to say the man is very important to UGA Dawgs and if they can retain him especially for the next 2-3 years it would be a good thing.

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