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BREAKING: Defensive Coordinator Glenn Spencer Fired

The Oklahoma State defensive coordinator will not be returning next season

Camping World Bowl - Oklahoma State v Virginia Tech Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images

As reported by Pistols Firing Blog and later confirmed by Mark Cooper of the Tulsa World, Glenn Spencer will not return as defensive coordinator in 2018. The report comes two weeks after Oklahoma State’s 30-21 win over Virginia Tech in the Camping World Bowl.

Spencer has been with the Oklahoma State staff since 2008 and has served as defensive coordinator since 2013. This past season, Oklahoma State ranked 79th in total defense and 85th in scoring defense out of 129 teams.

In 2013, Spencer was a nominee for the Broyles Award, given to the nation’s top assistant coach.

Oklahoma State has released the following statement regarding the coach’s departure.

Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy announced today that defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer will not be retained. Spencer joined the OSU staff as a defensive line coach in 2008. He coached linebackers from 2009-17 and was elevated to defensive coordinator in 2013. “I’m very appreciative for the 10 years of loyal service that Glenn Spencer gave to Oklahoma State,” Gundy said.