OSU football: Sean Gleeson has agreed to become Rutgers' offensive coordinator, per report
STILLWATER — Good thing Oklahoma State swayed receivers coach Kasey Dunn back home.
Coach Mike Gundy’s longest-tenured assistant could be in line to become the Cowboys offensive coordinator after a report that Sean Gleeson has agreed to a three-year contract to become the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Rutgers, per Yahoo’s Pete Thamel. Gleeson confirmed the report to The Oklahoman on Friday afternoon.
Gleeson is a New Jersey native and was the offensive coordinator at Princeton prior to being hired by OSU not quite a year ago. In Gleeson’s only season at Oklahoma State, the offense averaged 32.5 points and 453.9 yards per game.
Dunn had agreed to become the offensive coordinator at UNLV under friend and former OSU assistant Marcus Arroyo, but in the days after the Cowboys’ bowl loss, Dunn reversed course.
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He would be among the most obvious choices to step into the coordinator role. Rumors have been circulating the last few days that former OSU offensive coordinator Todd Monken, who was recently let go from the same position when the Cleveland Browns did not retain their coaching staff, could be interested in a return to Stillwater as well.
Monken could be an offensive coordinator candidate, or he and Dunn could share the role, with Monken also serving as quarterbacks coach.
Monken was at OSU for two stints, first in 2002-04 as passing game coordinator and receivers coach, then in 2011-12 as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, helping the Cowboys to the 2011 Big 12 title.
He joined the masses on Friday by posting a Canadian flag emoji on Twitter, a movement begun by OSU players to support teammate Chuba Hubbard, who has a decision to make regarding whether to stay at OSU for his junior season or leave early for the NFL.
The tweet by Monken, which included only the Canadian flag, was not an insignificant gesture. Monken’s Twitter timeline includes only one post since November of 2018, so he’s not the type to frequently appear on the social media platform.
Since serving as the Southern Miss head coach from 2013-15, Monken has been an NFL offensive coordinator, and that still seems to be his preferred long-term career path.