Mike Gundy finally made a decision. Todd Monken will be the new offensive coordinator for the Cowboys.
Monken, who has worked for Oklahoma State football before, will take over the spot left by Dana Holgorsen. He will also take the quarterbacks under his wing.
Todd worked for Oklahoma State as a receivers coach under Les Miles from 2002 to 2004. Before that, he spent two years at Louisiana Tech and had his hand in the passing attack that was top 15 in the nation in most categories.
Monken is a well-rounded coach having worked in most offensive positions and even worked as a defensive back coach. He has some play calling experience coming from his time as the offensive coordinator at Eastern Michigan University.
Mike Gundy obviously went with someone he knows and trusts. Gundy was offensive coordinator under Les Miles while Miles was at Oklahoma State and worked closely with Monken.
The last four years, Monken spent his time as the Jacksonville Jaguars receivers coach. He was recently named the Jags quarterbacks coach. But that has changed as of today.
Todd wasn't on many of the candidate listings, at least any of the ones I have seen. I'm not sure how the poke nation will feel about this hire. But it seems that Gundy took his time and chose someone he knows will do the job well. Monken has the potential to be a long-term coordinator if all works out well. And that is something the Cowboys need.