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By John McAfee
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Todd Monken
Now that the latest bit of Johnny Football drama has been settled, the college football season can start with five days of games to satisfy fans who have been craving competition since Nick Saban was raising a crystal football in south Florida and trying to look as if he was having a good time.
Tulsa and East Carolina get one more chance to win another Conference USA title before moving to a new league.
The Jacksonville Jaguars fired coach Jack Del Rio on Tuesday after a 3-8 start, parting ways with the franchise's second coach during his ninth season.
If the national championship game were played today, it would be Les Miles' current team against the one he helped put on the path to the BCS.
Coach Mike Gundy is taking a less-is-more approach at No. 6 Oklahoma State.
New Tulsa coach Bill Blankenship believes he might have a solution to slow down the mighty Oklahoma State offense that had a record-setting night when the in-state rivals met last year.
Todd Monken is leaving the Jacksonville Jaguars' staff to become the new offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State, returning to the school where he previously spent three years as an assistant.
"Just have a nice NFL crossover where you play each other," Monken told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. "Then when you fire up a nice 7-5, and you're at a pretty good place and they fire you, they won't be real excited about it, because you won't have those games that they've been able to win. Plain and simple."
Southern Mississippi coach Todd Monken at Conference USA media days said he'd like to see how coaches in the big five would handle playing schedules with only five or six home games in some seasons and nothing but opponents with relatively equal resources.