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would love to hear from some osu fans

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Posted: 12/11/2012 9:53 AM

would love to hear from some osu fans 


Would love to hear more from the oklahoma state fans about your thoughts on monken...
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Posted: 12/11/2012 1:23 PM

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He's a good guy and GREAT with the press.  I went to the Oklahoma State Fan day this summer with my 10 year old son.  He introduced himslef to Monken, Todd asked him how old he was... and my son said 10 but I'm small for my age (not sure why he said that but he is very small for his age).  Monken said to him in fun loving way half serious / half teasing, because he could tell my kid was really a great kid..."a kid like you isn't too small...I can tell you have a big heart...if these big guys over here(pointing to the 300lb plus linemen) had half the heart you have they would all be All Americans.  Don't ever let anyone tell you that you are too small."  That's who Todd Monken is.  I think he might be the best hire you have ever made.     I hope you guys win every game.

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Posted: 12/11/2012 1:53 PM

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That's an awesome story. I'm feeling really good about this hire. He was in my top 3 of candidates.
erack wrote: He's a good guy and GREAT with the press.  I went to the Oklahoma State Fan day this summer with my 10 year old son.  He introduced himslef to Monken, Todd asked him how old he was... and my son said 10 but I'm small for my age (not sure why he said that but he is very small for his age).  Monken said to him in fun loving way half serious / half teasing, because he could tell my kid was really a great kid..."a kid like you isn't too small...I can tell you have a big heart...if these big guys over here(pointing to the 300lb plus linemen) had half the heart you have they would all be All Americans.  Don't ever let anyone tell you that you are too small."  That's who Todd Monken is.  I think he might be the best hire you have ever made.     I hope you guys win every game.
 
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Posted: 12/11/2012 2:50 PM

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Coach Monken is a great coach and a great guy. Southern Miss is very lucky to have gotten him, proud for you Coach Monken and good luck Southern Miss! Your welcome for the early Christmas present and if you need another coach, please look elswhere (Ha!). GO POKES!   

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Posted: 12/11/2012 3:11 PM

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Thanks for sharing guys.  Best to you as well.
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Posted: 12/11/2012 8:45 PM

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You guys did hire a great coach. He can be a bit blunt at times but that's OK. It sucks losing him but a good OC is only going to be an OC for so long. Good luck next year guys!!!
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Posted: 12/12/2012 10:00 AM

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You got a complete and total winner and we will miss him! Our injury situation at quarterback led to Monken having to devise gameplans to play to their individual strengths from one week to the next and he was able to do that without any trouble. That is amazing since there are many coaches that can't gameplan for their primary quarterback! He didn't make them try throws they can't make and he played to their strengths which included some quarterback run game for both Walsh and Chelf. Lunt could throw all of the passes and he let him do that.

I will be very surprised if you don't have the largest improvement in win totals from this season to next! He is a winner and he will exude confidence and the players will feed off of that.

In my opinion, you better start fundraising now to try and keep him because if he is as successful as I think he will be, he will be courted by many deep pocket schools in BCS leagues soon. I know that will be a concern but like I've told our OSU bretheren fretting over Gundy or our assistants having opportunities it is better to have personnel other people want than the other way around because it indicates they have been very successful and that is what we all want for the programs we support!
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Posted: 2/11/2013 4:48 PM

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Unfortunately he won't be there long...He is just that good of a coach!!

Great Hire!!

Sad to see him leave, love his intensity.
OU wide receiver Justin Blackmon
OSU wide receiver Justin Blackmon
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Posted: 2/11/2013 7:32 PM

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Saw this and thought I would add:

 

Monken is a straight shooter, and will generate some good quips for the press.  We will miss him at OSU - wish he had stayed another year or so, but I understand wanting to improve professionally. 

 

You will find very few OSU fans with much bad to say about the Monkens.  Great hire for you guys.


Now, why I really came here - sorry to hear about all the storm damage.  Sounds like a blessing that Mardi Gras had cleared out some students.  Best wishes on recovery to the town and the campus.

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Posted: 2/11/2013 9:33 PM

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Before Bedlam, he said " living in the Sooner state is enough to piss you off".
That was great. Take good care of him.
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