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OSU offensive coordinator Todd Monken: Victory over K-State came from 'doing the little things right'

Q&A WITH OSU'S TODD MONKEN — Cowboys ‘don't hang their heads when they make mistakes'
Oklahoman Published: November 6, 2011
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Q&A: Todd Monken

The Cowboy offensive coordinator's bunch had its ups and downs Saturday, but in the last five minutes of the game, it scored a pair of touchdowns that decided the game.

How did you see your guys respond to all the early turnovers?

They don't hang their heads when they make mistakes like that. That's a credit to them. Obviously, they're disappointed. We're all disappointed when you turn it over. (Not turning it over is) how we've been winning, and those are the things that you don't want to do. Unfortunately, it happened at inopportune times.

Can you talk about the last scoring drive?

It just kind of worked out. I'd like to say that all of a sudden we just buckled down and everybody said, “Hey, we can just go do this.” There's no pointing the bat to left field and saying, “OK, man, home run.” You just run plays and hope it works.

Don't you have to have a mature group to do that under pressure?

Oh, yeah. We've got good players and guys who've been there before. I didn't sense it at halftime that there was panic. We just had to play better. Our main thing this year has been, do the little things right.

Compiled by Jenni Carlson


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