Oklahoma State football notebook: Glenn Spencer found needed 'juice' in Joe Bob Clements

As OSU's new defensive coordinator last winter, Glenn Spencer went looking for a certain style of assistant coach to handle the Cowboys defensive front. And a coach to handle some of the emotional motivating.
by John Helsley and Gina Mizell Published: October 11, 2013
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As OSU's new defensive coordinator last winter, Glenn Spencer went looking for a certain style of assistant coach to handle the Cowboys defensive front.

And a coach to handle some of the emotional motivating.

That led Spencer to Joe Bob Clements.

“When were looking at guys, I had it in my mind that I needed somebody with some juice,” Spencer said. “He's got some juice — demanding, has energy, a good technician, vocal, has some intensity out there.

“It takes a lot off me, having to not be that guy all the time.”

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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