Monken Not Going To USF

December 7th, 2016
Staying put.

Staying put.

The big buzz around Tampa Bay is who will replace Willie Taggert at the University of South Florida as the Bulls coach bolted to Oregon.

If USF hires a Bucs coach, it won’t be offensive coordinator Todd Monken.

Who said? Todd Monken, that’s who.

Last week Joe asked Monken, who was a rising coaching star in the college ranks with a loaded resume, if he would return as a college coach one year after leading a once-winless team to a bowl game. Monken said, no, his representatives had not spoken with any college to his knowledge.

Today, Monken was asked right away (not by Joe) in his weekly presser if he was a candidate for the USF opening.

Monken laughed out loud and asked if his job status was going to be a weekly theme. Monken politely said he was not a candidate and seemed humbled anyone would ask. Monken reiterated his desire to remain with the Bucs.

On a related note, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, said former Bulls assistant and former Bucs receiver, currently an offensive assistant at Florida State, would be a “great” hire by USF given his local ties to the Tampa Bay community.

16 Responses to “Monken Not Going To USF”

  1. America's Commenter Says:

    On a related note, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, said former Bulls assistant and former Bucs receiver, currently an offensive assistant at Florida State, would be a “great” hire by USF given his local ties to the Tampa Bay community.

    The Joes are referring to Lawrence Dawsey.

  2. grafikdetail Says:

    well taggart told the media at WKU he wasn’t going to USF too LOL

  3. Buccfan37 Says:

    Go on Willie take the money and run. This past season results will likely be the Bulls best for a long time in my opinion.

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    “Monken reiterated his desire to remain with the Bucs.”

    Hopefully we hear the same statement from Smitty in a month or so.

    The downside of getting to the playoffs and perhaps making some noise would be that it ups Mike Smith’s desireablity as a head coaching candidate.

    Although if he is unavailable for interviews for at least a couple weeks immediately following the end of the season – perhaps that would be a good thing. Is Jacksonville for instance willing to wait an unknown # of weeks to even talk to him if the Bucs are in the playoffs? Or will they be more inclined to make a decision about a new HC quickly at the conclusion of the season?

    Probably the latter I’m guessing and that likely goes for any team as bad as Jax record says they are…

    Although Jax is actually a decent landing spot for their next HC – there are absolutely some talented players on that team despite their record and track record…

  5. Pit Says:

    Joe was it you that asked JW about the football that was given to the fans?

    It seemed like he didn’t know how to reply to it.

  6. DallasBuc Says:

    Just heard Chris Landry put a radio host that pretends to know something about football in his place. Hilarious listening to this BS artist get told on his own show!

  7. Buc believer Says:

    Hope that is not like Nick Saban telling the Dolphins and the media he was not taking the Bama job and he was very happy in Miami then packing up and moving in the middle of the night….THE NEXT night!

  8. ndog Says:

    Dallas please provide the details.

  9. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    If USF was a top five program Quinton Flowers would be a Heisman Trophy contender. Everytime I watched USF on TV the one thing that stood out…Quinton Flowers can flat out ball.

    I do not know if he’s a Tebow like creature…awesome college QB with skills that simply do not translate to the NFL…or if Flowers throws the ball better.

    Whatever…hooray for Willie! This is how America is supposed to work. A meritocracy. He’s earned that promotion and he’s left USF in great shape simply because of Quinton Flowers!!!

    Flowers senior year along with a solid group of young recruits and the ability to recruit this area in the future means the next guy in the door has some players in house and time to continue to build on this year’s success.

    Taggart’s tenure at USF has been a win win. Obviously Willie gets to move up to Oregon where I think he’ll be a winner…and USF is back to the shape when Leavitt left with better talent in house. It’s been good for Taggert and USF.

  10. DallasBuc Says:

    ndog- feel free to listen for yourself

  11. RustyRhino Says:

    I would really like to see how well Lawrence Dawsey could play in this offense, what a great #2 he would be with Mr. Evans. A dream I know.

    Hope he nails his interview for the USF HC opportunity. Great to hear good news about one of my favorite Buccaneer WR’s.

    I also hope that Coach Smith stays with us for several seasons not just this one. Yes, I know he will get offered HC positions after this season. I just hope he stays a Buc.

    Go Bucs!

  12. Rod Munch Says:

    Hire Jim Leavitt, he never should have been fired in the first place.

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    Buccfan37 – Taggart of course took the money, why wouldn’t he? He’s in the AAC right now at a university that fired it’s best coach every because a player said the coach hit his shoulders while trying to get him pumped up (which by the way parents in the room said never happened). All the best to Taggart, the AAC isn’t where you go to end your trip, it’s a stepping stone – and had USF not fired Leavitt and had they never hired that abortion that was Skip Holtz, the team would be in the ACC and then it would be a destination hire. The Bulls go 10-2 and are nationally ranked and they got a bowl game in Birmingham on a non-holiday weekday afternoon – that tells you everything you need to know about the school and the AAC.

  14. MnBucsFan Says:

    I heard that Greg Schiano is a top candidate for the USF head coaching job

  15. Issic Haggins Says:

    PJ Fleck rising star

  16. Ndog Says:

    Sorry Dallas I actually have a job.