Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer is among the “possible candidates” for the head coaching position at Georgia Southern, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg.
The Eagles fired head coach Tyson Summers on Sunday. Spencer could make sense as a replacement given his head coaching experience in the state at Division-II West Georgia from 1998-2000. He was also the running backs coach at Georgia Tech from 2002-2003.
Other names to watch in the coaching search, according to Rittenberg, include Navy assistant Ashley Ingram, Kennesaw State head coach Brian Bohannon and Arkansas State offensive coordinator Buster Faulkner.
Georgia Southern became an FCS powerhouse running the triple-option under coaches such as Paul Johnson and Jeff Monken. After Summers failed while trying to deviate from that style of offense, it’s unclear if the Eagles will want to go back to a coach with experience coaching an option team. If that is a requirement for Georgia Southern’s next hire, that could eliminate Spencer as a candidate.
Spencer has plenty of connections to the state and the region, though. He grew up in Douglasville, Ga., and played defensive tackle at Georgia Tech from 1982-1985. He went 28-7 as the head coach at West Georgia.
He has served as an assistant on the Oklahoma State staff since 2008. He has been the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator since 2013.
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