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OSU hires Todd Monken as offensive coordinator

By Brandon Chatmon, Staff Writer, bchatmon@opubco.com Modified: February 10, 2011 at 5:14 am •  Published: February 9, 2011

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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.

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