Browns offensive coordinator Todd Monken hired by Georgia

School leaves Monken's short Browns stint off their Twitter announcement

Daryl Ruiter
January 17, 2020 - 4:10 pm

Daryl Ruiter-92.3 The Fan

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Todd Monken has been hired at the University of Georgia the school announced Friday.

Monken lasted one season in Cleveland under Freddie Kitchens, who was fired Dec. 29 after the team finished 6-10. Although Monken was the offensive coordinator, Kitchens did not allow him to call plays last season despite Tampa Bay finishing with the No. 1 pass offense in 2018 under Monken.

The University of Georgia didn’t even mention the Browns on Monken’s partial resume they posted on their official Twitter account but did include it in their news release.

“We are excited to add Todd to our staff,” Georgia head coach Kirby Smart said in a statement. “He has a history of establishing explosive offenses at each and every stop in his impressive career in both the National Football League and at major college football programs.”

Kitchens never allowed Monken to establish anything in Cleveland.

Monken, who joked his weekly meetings with the media were equivalent to a dentist appointment during the season, experienced much worse behind the scenes. He assisted with the game plan during the week and ran meetings, but it was Kitchens’ show on game days.

Monken wasn’t expected to be retained by new head coach Kevin Stefanski following a dysfunctional season working under Kitchens. Stefanski is evaluating the remaining members of the coaching staff and is expected to decide soon which coaches will be retained.

Cleveland’s offense finished ranked 22nd in scoring, yards and passing and 12th in rushing in 2019.