Georgia's new quarterbacks impress new offensive coordinator Todd Monken

Georgia photo by Tony Walsh / Georgia running back James Cook and Bulldogs offensive coordinator Todd Monken go through Monday afternoon's practice in Athens.

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.