Hattiesburg, MS (Sports Network) - Todd Monken was named as the next head
football coach at Southern Miss on Tuesday.
Monken takes over for the fired Ellis Johnson, who was immediately let go
after a disastrous 0-12 mark in his lone season at the helm.
Southern Miss hadn't finished with a losing record since going 3-7-1 in 1993
and went without a victory for the first time since an 0-6 mark in 1925.
Monken was Oklahoma State's offensive coordinator when the Cowboys set
numerous records in 2011, and helped the program to a 7-5 record and a trip to
the Heart Of Dallas Bowl this season.
"We said going into this search that we wanted to find a dynamic leader with
the character to lead our program back to prominence, so," said Southern Miss
athletics director Hammond. "I believe today, with the hiring of Todd Monken,
we have accomplished that."
The Illinois native previously spent four years as a wide receivers coach for
the Jacksonville Jaguars and was LSU's passing game coordinator/wide receivers
coach from 2005-06.
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