Posted December 10, 2012

Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Todd Monken named head coach at Southern Miss

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Oklahoma State's Todd Monken will be Southern Mississippi's next head coach. (Getty Images)

Oklahoma State’s Todd Monken will be Southern Mississippi’s next head coach. (Getty Images)

Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Todd Monken will be named as Southern Mississippi’s next coach on Tuesday, reports the Oklahoman.

Monken ends his two-year stint at Oklahoma State and will not coach the team in the Heart of Dallas Bowl against Purdue on Jan. 1. Monken replaces Ellis Johnson who was fired after one season. Southern Mississippi finished 0-12 this season, after winning 12 games the previous year.

According to the report some possibilities to take Monken’s place are  Cowboys offensive line coach Joe Wickline, wide receivers coach Kasey Dunn, inside receivers coach Doug Meacham and running backs coach Jemal Singleton.

Southern Miss successfully tapped the Cowboys staff in 2007, hiring then-offensive coordinator Larry Fedora, who directed the four most prolific offensive seasons in the school’s history, as well as four bowl appearances.

Monken interviewed for the Southern Miss job a year ago, when Fedora left after four seasons to become the coach at North Carolina, but the school went instead with Johnson, who had been the defensive coordinator at South Carolina.


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