Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden, offensive coordinator Todd Monken already clicking

BY BRANDON CHATMON, Staff Writer, Modified: March 26, 2011 at 12:02 am •  Published: March 26, 2011
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STILLWATER — Todd Monken left the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars in January to become the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State.

Yet, Monken’s relationship with quarterback Brandon Weeden resembles an NFL quarterback-coach relationship more than a collegiate quarterback-coach relationship.

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Monken working to involve other QBs
STILLWATER — With a mature quarterback such as Brandon Weeden in the meeting room with offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Todd Monken, the rest of the QBs at Oklahoma State can get overwhelmed or overlooked.

It’s one of the unfortunate drawbacks of having back-and-forth conversations between the starting quarterback and the offensive coordinator.

“It’s hard,” Monken said. “You have a starter, who is a good player, and I’m new (and learning). I do probably a poor job (of involving the other quarterbacks). I involve them but probably not as much as I should.”

Sophomores Clint Chelf and Johnny Deaton, along with true freshman J.W. Walsh, are in the meeting room but haven’t been actively participating in the conversations as much as Weeden has in the first few weeks under Monken.

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