Spring practice is underway at Southern Miss, giving former Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Todd Monken his first chance to work with players and staff members on the field as a head coach.
And the Cowboy program has clearly already had an impact on how he runs the show.
During a post-practice media session following the Golden Eagles’ second practice, Monken was asked about the process of installing the offensive system. He said he is using a three-day plan, a tactic he picked up while at OSU.
“This is something that I got when I went to Oklahoma State, about the three-day install,” Monken said. “Everything was new today. There was no carryover (from the first practice), and then tomorrow is new, and then we repeat it. I really liked that.
“I didn’t make that up. Somebody else was doing that, and I liked it. Our guys can focus on what was in today, and then when you come to a scrimmage, you put it all together.”
Monken also snatched some of Mike Gundy’s coach speak. At the very beginning of the interview, he talks about the players’ attitudes and body language being good. Two major Gundyisms right there.
You can check out the whole video below, and others featuring Monken on Southern Miss’ YouTube page.