When Todd Monken accepted the opportunity in January to become Georgia's offensive coordinator after a season in the same role with the NFL's Cleveland Browns, he did not receive a going-away party or any words of advice from Bulldogs-turned-Browns running back Nick Chubb.
"I had been fired, and I wasn't allowed back in the building," Monken said Tuesday afternoon on a Zoom call. "Plus, Nick is not the most talkative young man in the world. He is, however, a tremendous football player."
Chubb, who would be Georgia's all-time leading rusher were it not for some guy named Herschel Walker, ran for 1,494 yards and 5.0 yards per carry a year ago in his second season for the Browns. It would be quarterback Baker Mayfield's second-year inconsistencies, however, that helped result in a 6-10 disappointment that yielded the one-year stint for Monken.