STILLWATER — During his search for Oklahoma State’s new offensive coordinator, head coach Mike Gundy said the Cowboys’ offense didn’t need dramatic changes, just small improvements. Gundy is confident Todd Monken can make those adjustments. OSU hired Monken as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Wednesday. Monken replaces Dana Holgorsen, who left to join the West Virginia staff. Monken was on the Cowboys’ coaching staff alongside Gundy under then-head coach Les Miles from 2002-04. Monken has returned to the Cowboys after serving as an assistant with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. “Todd is a really good fit for what we need,” Gundy said in a release. “He’s an experienced, intelligent coach who will be able to come in and help us pick up where we left off.” And that means high expectations. Under Holgorsen, the Cowboys’ offense was among the nation’s best in 2010. They finished third nationally in total offense at 520.23 yards per game and third nationally in scoring at 44.23 points per game. Holgorsen is gone, but receiver Justin Blackmon, the 2010 Biletnikoff Award winner, and All-Big 12 quarterback Brandon Weeden bypassed the NFL Draft to return for the 2011 season. Monken’s hire might be good news for Blackmon and the rest of the receiving corps. The Cowboys’ newest assistant has a proven track record for developing elite receivers. While Monken was at OSU under Miles, Rashaun Woods earned All-American honors twice before becoming an NFL first-round pick. As an LSU assistant, Monken coached NFL first-round picks Dwayne Bowe and Craig “Buster” Davis. A former quarterback at Knox College (Ill.), Monken can coach that position, too. He was promoted to quarterbacks coach by the Jaguars earlier this year. Monken will be counted on to mentor Weeden and the Cowboys’ young quarterbacks. Monken doesn’t have extensive experience with the “Air Raid” style attack Holgorsen brought to Stillwater in 2010, but he has been a part of explosive offenses during his 20-year career. Monken expects to use his NFL and college experience to mold a unique offensive attack at OSU. “I want to blend what this team has done with what I’ve done to make this Oklahoma State’s offense,” Monken said in a release. “We want to have flexibility with it. With all of the returning starters, it would be silly to break up what they already have going.” In other words, don’t expect a Holgorsen-type attack. Yet, don’t expect drastic changes, either. “The biggest thing is just to have an identity where this is Oklahoma State’s offense,” Monken said. “And we know what we want to do.” The program has plenty of offensive weapons at its disposal. Weeden and Blackmon might be the nation’s top quarterback-receiver duo, and several other skill players are proven playmakers, including running backs Jeremy Smith and Joseph Randle. The Cowboys also have receivers Josh Cooper and Hubert Anyiam. One of the main things that made Holgorsen successful during his only season at OSU was his ability to adapt his offense to the available talent. Monken is looking to do the same.