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Q&A: OSU's Todd Monken talks about the Cowboys' offense

By Gina Mizell Published: July 31, 2012

“Iowa State still keeps me up night.

“When your whole self worth is based on your team and how they play, it's hard.”

On the possibility of building a special package for Walsh:

“I'd think we'd have to use his athleticism.

“We'd like to, because he's what you want. He's what you want as a kid, as a tough guy … it's just a matter of where.”

On the biggest keys to OSU's historic 2011 season:

“Brandon Weeden was the No. 1 reason. When you have a great quarterback, it all works better. … He's one of the best I've been around.

“I do think Mike (Gundy) has developed a confidence level in our team, a character of our team … they're choosing to play here.”

On facing West Virginia and head coach Dana Holgorsen, who installed the Cowboys' current offensive system during his one season as offensive coordinator at OSU:

“They've got the same problem we do … we can't change everything when they know what we do.”

On the most common play the Cowboys ran in 2011:

“Inside zone with a screen. … But we ran that less than 10 percent (of the time).”