Conflicting reports tonight concerning Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer and the head coaching vacancy at Texas-San Antonio. Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports earlier Wednesday reported that Spencer interviewed for the position. We began getting reports as early as Monday that Spencer was showing interest in the job that became open when UTSA and the only head coach the Roadrunners program had ever known in Larry Coker split ways.
We know Spencer got an interview and was on campus today in San Antonio and met with the remaining members of Coker's staff, five assistant coaches including former OSU player Eric Roark. Spencer also received the full campus tour, according to our sources. That is where our sources deviate.
Multiple sources in San Antonio say a press conference has been called for Friday to announce Spencer as the next head coach at UTSA and that one prominent booster was told to be in town on Friday morning for the announcement. A source close to Spencer that is very reliable, impeccable, said that nothing had been decided and that it would be no earlier than Thursday night before anything would be decided.
Spencer became the defensive coordinator for the Cowboys in January 2013 after serving as linebackers coach since arriving in Stillwater in 2008. The former Georgia Tech defensive tackle, West Georgia head coach, and Georgia Tech and Duke assistant is married to ESPN reporter Jeannine Edwards. He has two sons, one at Oklahoma State and the other a senior baseball pitcher at Stillwater High School.
Spencer's defenses have been mostly good and he has been a fan favorite until the last three games of the past season when the defense gave up an average of 50 points and over 550 yards of total offense against Baylor, OU, and in the Sugar Bowl against Ole Miss.
Spencer has been a solid recruiter and his prowess in the San Antonio area has to be impressive to UTSA. He recruited linebacker Ryan Simmons and safety Jordan Sterns out of powerhouse Cibolo Steele, defensive tackle Vincent Taylor from San Antonio Madison, and cornerback Ramon Richards out of Brackenridge.
Spencer is no doubt, the leading candidate, but the question is, does he have the job?