What should fans expect from first-year coordinator Todd Monken's offense?
MG: Our offense is going to stay essentially the same because we have a number of returning players. We've got a quarterback who understands what we're doing. There's no reason to change much.
SI: IS IT SPECIAL TO HAVE HAD SUCCESS AT YOUR ALMA MATER?
MG: YES, BECAUSE THIS IS THE PLACE I WANT TO BE. MY WIFE ALSO GRADUATED FROM HERE. OUR FAMILIES ARE AN HOUR FROM HERE. THESE ARE OUR PEOPLE.
Zac Robinson broke your Cowboys career-passing record, and Brandon Weeden is on the verge of overtaking you too. What's it like to watch that record disappear?
MG: Well, they have a seriously unfair advantage. We threw about 22 times a game. These guys throw, like, 42 times a game. I always give them a hard time about that. But I hope all my records are gone by the time I'm finished coaching here, because that means we've moved the football, thrown for a lot of yards and scored a lot of points.
Did you talk with Justin Bieber after he used your now-famous press conference as a ringtone, and then you used one of his songs?
MG: He's a hard guy to get a hold of. We'd love to get him into the program and have him come to a game. We'd take good care of him. We'd have every teenage girl within a 10-hour drive showing up to the game, that's for sure.