Feb. 9, 2011
STILLWATER, Okla. - New Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Todd Monken took time out on Wednesday to talk about his move to Stillwater. The highlights:
On why he is returning to Oklahoma State and the college game:
"It's a great opportunity to serve as offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State. I was there with Les Miles and the program has had tremendous success under Coach Gundy. My family loves Stillwater and I have always enjoyed coaching college football."
On what he knows about Oklahoma State's current coaches and players:
"I was there with Coach Gundy and Joe DeForest and there are other people in the program that I am familiar with like Mack Butler, Gary Calcagno and Dale Patterson. My wife and I came up to Stillwater last spring and we saw the new facility and how the program has changed. I am not as familiar with the current players other than from what I have seen on some of the film we got with the Jaguars."
On what he plans to do offensively at Oklahoma State:
"I want to blend what this team has done with what I've done to make this Oklahoma State's offense. 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. When I was at Louisiana Tech, we were no-huddle. When I was at Oklahoma State under Les, it was power running and going straight ahead. The key is to be flexible."
On taking over an already-productive offense:
"Dana Holgorsen did a great job and I'm just trying to come in and find what fits best. Even before Dana was there, Oklahoma State didn't lack in offensive productivity. It's never been an issue under Coach Gundy. The biggest thing is just to have an identity where this is Oklahoma State's offense and we know what we want to do."