Twitter reacts: Georgia OC Todd Monken to interview with Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken will interview for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vacant offensive coordinator position next week, according to ESPN’s Jenna Laine.
Sources tell me that UGA offensive coordinator/QBs coach and former Bucs and Browns offensive coordinator Todd Monken will interview next week for the Bucs’ offensive coordinator position.
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) January 27, 2023
Monken has been a popular name among NFL offensive coordinator searches after leading a 2022 Bulldogs offense that finished fifth nationally in both total offense (501 yards per game) and points per game (41).
Monken is currently the highest paid assistant coach in college football at $2.1 million per year, according USA TODAY data.
Monken held the same role for the Buccaneers from 2016-2018. He spoke on his status in Athens the week leading up to the Peach Bowl.
“At some point in my career I thought I knew exactly what I wanted next year, in five years, in 10 years, really what I wanted. I don’t know if it’s just getting old or the appreciation for the job you have, but I don’t control opportunities that come my way,” Monken said. “I would never say never to anything. I would never say no to anything, but I love where I’m at because I believe we’re going to win and I believe in the head coach. So those are all huge factors in where you decide to stay as a coach.”
Here’s how UGA Twitter is reacting to the news:
How much does Georgia need to pay Todd Monken in order to retain his services? pic.twitter.com/nDpprr3U4o
— 🚫 LEE Ring (@HBTFD1) January 20, 2023
PAY TODD MONKEN MAN.
Let me get out my checkbook. #GoDawgs 🐶
— KHALEESI Amber 🐶🏈 (@GeorgiaAmbs) January 19, 2023
Pay Todd Monken
— Dawson (@defnotDawson) January 27, 2023
Monken is fixing to get a pay raise and stay at UGA.
— Colby Finch 🇺🇸 (@colbyfinch) January 20, 2023
For the ‘pay Monken’ crowd.
Monken is the highest paid assistant coach in CFB at $2.1 mil per USA TODAY data. @UGAfootballLive pic.twitter.com/RfOIwWrR4N
— J.C. Shelton (@jc_shelton_) January 27, 2023
Why Monken? Bucs sucks pic.twitter.com/EORmQ3V1HS
— RJ257 (@AmongRj) January 27, 2023
Look unless we give Todd Monken an even bigger rise which would be crazy considering what he's already making he's gone. Monken didn't accept the interview for nothing and the Bucs clearly want him.
— Josh Simmons⚫🔴🏆 (@JoshSimmons33) January 27, 2023
Personally, if I were Monken, I would stay at Georgia and win like 6 more titles
— UGA Spike Squad (@UGASPIKESQUAD) January 28, 2023
I need for Todd Monken to come out and say that his plan is to never leave Athens and to die a Dawg. I really don’t feel like that’s too much to ask. That’s a fair request right?
— Lance (@SportsGuyLance) January 26, 2023
If Monken goes
Mike Bobo is not the move
— d 🌎 (@enviousdreams_) January 27, 2023
Hope they hire him..need mike Bobo to call plays at Georgia https://t.co/f6NVHLdCay
— Just Vibe. (@C0mplexSocieTY8) January 27, 2023
If he leaves does that mean that Mike Bobo takes for him
— DONALD (@dawgsfan2) January 27, 2023
Paging Mike Bobo…
— Dawgstrodamus (@bigdawgstatus37) January 27, 2023
The last person I want to call my offense in today's College Footbsll is Mike Bobo.
He hasn't one time shown he's anywhere close to the Todd Monkens or Joe Bradys of the world.
— Eric Taylor 🏆🏆 (@EricTaylorTTR) January 28, 2023