From the Coordinators: Bill Young

Bill Young was thinking about how silly playing football was at 9 p.m. going into Saturday night and as the storm delay at Tulsa wore on he was thinking how silly it was to play football after midnight.

But when his good friend and co-defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer got the word that his wife was in tragic shape health-wise with complications with her heart, Young's thoughts couldn't drift away from his fellow coach and friend.

"Glenn is such a wonderful person and I don't know if I've met a better man than him," said Young. "He has such a wonderful family. I can't begin to tell you how sad we are and that we feel for him and his family, and his two boys."

Young praises the vision that Spencer has with the defense and on game days we've documented how well the two veteran coaches work together and with Joe DeForest and Jason Jones. They truly are a team with the way they coach up and guide the OSU defense. Young will forge ahead this week, but with a heavy heart. The latest word is that Spencer does plan on being with the team and bringing his two boys with him to Texas A&M after tending to family matters and a funeral for his wife, Angela, on Thursday.

It is almost crazy to even write about football here, but the game will be played and the Cowboys will prepare for one of the most important games in the recent history of the program. A huge part of that is correcting the poor tackling and big play runs that Tulsa hit on the defense, even if they came after the issue was decided.

"We have to have a solid plan to stop the run first and the play-action pass to get them in third down and get our ears back and rush the passer," Young added. "They've got a tremendous scheme, an excellent coaching staff and excellent players, so we're going to have our hands full."


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