Floating Todd Monken’s Name

March 5th, 2016
Bucs new OC has name floated for a college gig.

Bucs new OC has name floated for a college gig.

Time for a hearty laugh for a slow March Saturday afternoon (Joe had been watching DVR recordings of “Hard Knocks.”)

Bucs offensive coordinator Todd Monken’s name has been floated for the opening at the University of Illinois.

Yes, in case you are off social media, you may not know that Illinois fired it’s head coach today — what great timing, just days before spring practice — some four months after naming Bill Cubit the head coach (he was previously “interim” coach.)

The new coach at Illinois will make the third coach in two years at the august school of higher learning in the middle of the cornfields.

And if one is to believe Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated and his throw-it-up-against-the-wall-and-see-if-it-sticks missive, Thamel floated Monken’s name as a possible new coach at Illinois.

Now Joe understands Monken is from the Land of Lincoln and has ties all throughout the state. He is from the western burbs of Chicago (Wheaton) and has a family member who was very successful high school coach in the St. Louis suburbs of southern Illinois (Belleville and East St. Louis to be exact).

That doesn’t mean Monken is dumb.

When he was introduced as Bucs offensive coordinator, Monken clearly said a main reasons he took the job was to coach America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston.

So Monken is going to leave a bowl team he built (Southern Miss) to coach Jameis, and the he’s going to drop all of that to take over a sh!tshow that is the football program in Champaign?

Hell, Joe will argue Southern Miss is a better program than Illinois, maybe even a better pay grade. And if the Bucs do anything at all, Monken could be in line for an NFL head coaching gig.

And Monken is going to burn that opportunity up to take over one of the worst Power Five programs in the nation?

This is what you call a reach.

8 Responses to “Floating Todd Monken’s Name”

  1. biff barker Says:

    Reach? It’s more like throwing a grappling hook. Blindfolded.

    Also, really excited about him being responsible for the WR’s too! Developing Evans, Humphries and maybe even Kenny Bell. Maybe a couple of draft picks too! Please?

  2. Danati74 Says:

    No I don’t think so,…., but I know who will. Sitting for a month in his basement plotting his next heist…..The One, The Only,….Lovie Smith.

  3. cmurda Says:

    Leslie Frazier makes a lot more sense.

  4. Rrsrq Says:

    Lovie Smith a leading candidate, wow

  5. BigHogHaynes Says:

    LOVIE gone, so let’s see what the CO-CONSPIRATOR & THE BACK-STABBER can do.

  6. CrustyCrab Says:

    Lovie Smith new Illini head coach.

  7. William Walls Says:

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

  8. tmaxcon Says:

    Lovie is perfect for that program. Loser coach for a loser program. Illinois has ZERO expectations so the Loveable Loser will have no pressure to produce results. It’s a match made in heaven. Lovie can lose and steal money from two organizations at the same time. Only in America!