5 things to know about Todd Monken

Todd Monken is highest-paid UGA assistant coach

Todd Monken is now the highest-paid member of Kirby Smart’s staff.

That will come as no surprise to those who have kept up with Georgia’s pursuit and acquisition of the renowned offensive coordinator. Monken agreed to join the Bulldogs in the same capacity this past week.

Georgia will pay Monken $1.1 million per year, according to documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday. That breaks down to $390,000 in base salary and another $710,000 in “supplemental compensation.” It is expected to be a multi-year extension, but the actual contract has not been fully executed.

Monken comes to Georgia from the Cleveland Browns, where he was offensive coordinator this season. Before that, he coordinated the offense and coached quarterbacks for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Monken also was a head coach at Southern Miss and was offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State. He’s been in coaching since 1989, mostly on the college level and all on offense.

Still unknown is how Monken’s presence will effect previous offensive coordinator James Coley, who remains on staff with the new title of assistant head coach, but without specified duties. 

UGA also reported the salary of new offensive quality control analyst Buster Faulkner as $150,000 a year.

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