Too bad if you don’t have a subscription to The Athletic, because Emerson’s dropped a load of Dawg porn on us today ($$).
I mean, you can just directly insert this into my veins right now:
But for now, what’s striking is how many people without a clear stake in this seem excited about the match. All of the people quoted in this story were happy to return calls and talk about Monken, and they all described the same traits: honesty, likability, humor, intelligence. And an ability to adjust his offense to whatever was necessary to do well. He is not a system guy.
“He’s just a ball-coach guy,” Koetter said. “He’ll figure out what’s best for the talent they have, for how Kirby Smart wants them to play, how he wants them to play complementary football for what type of defense and special teams they are going to play. They won’t have a shortage of plays, I can assure you. …
“Todd is just a really good coach, period, no matter what system it is. But I think the fact that he has such a high level of experience and expertise in both, I think that’s where he’s really going to make an impact at Georgia.”
Hubba hubba. There’s plenty more where that came from, too.