Mike Gundy hired Jacksonville Jaguars wide receivers coach Todd Monken as offensive coordinator with the objective to keep the Cowboys’ offense very similar to the scheme installed by Dana Holgorsen.
Here’s where it gets weird.
After the first day of Spring practice in Stillwater, quarterback Brandon Weeden offered an interesting critique of Coach Monken…or “Todd” as Weeden has called him.
Weeden sounded more like a coach when he explained, “Yeah, I was very impressed. He (Monken) did great. He’s really learning. I think he probably sleeps up here. If I had to guess, he’s spent a lot time up here studying film. He didn’t miss a beat.”
“He (Monken) did a great job. He did a lot better than I did on my first day. He said he was going to make a lot of mistakes, but I don’t think he made any, to be honest with you. I think he did well. He was signaling well, communicating well. It’s amazing how smart he is, how much football knowledge he has.”
Monken admitted, “It’s different. It’s different running the offense and signaling and having the quarterbacks. I’m used to having the wide outs and being a little more involved.”
Monken is one of three new coaches to the Oklahoma State offensive staff. Former Air Force assistant Jemal Singleton coaches the running backs and former Southern Miss assistant Kasey Dunn coaches the wide receivers.
Weeden is still listed as "Quarterback" on the roster. The "assistant offensive coordinator" title has yet to be approved by the Board of Regents.
We are kidding about the title, of course.