Todd Monken on the future of Georgia football: ‘We’re going to win, we’re going to work.’

Most took Jim Harbaugh saying that Ohio State coach Ryan Day was born on third base thinking he hit a triple as an insult. That Day had just been lucky to be in the situation he was in.

But Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken doesn’t see that phrase as an insult. He recognizes how lucky he is to be in the position he is as Georgia’s offensive coordinator.

“I landed on third base,” Monken said on Tuesday at the Broyles Award ceremony. “I wasn’t like TCU, it wasn’t like at Knoxville. I came into a culture that was already established. They had really good players, and all we had to do was fight like hell to make it better. And that doesn’t mean my whole career I’ve landed on third base, for God’s sakes. I worked my ass off, OK? Let’s at least be honest here.”

Monken is in his third year at Georgia and was one of five finalists for the Broyles Award, which goes to the nation’s top assistant coach. Monken did not win the award, as TCU’s Garrett Riley did.

But that shouldn’t diminish what the Georgia offensive coordinator was able to accomplish this season. For the third straight year, the Bulldogs saw their points per game increase. Heading into the College Football Playoff, Georgia is averaging 39.2 points per game, the most ever under Kirby Smart.




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