STILLWATER — Angela Spencer, the wife of Oklahoma State co-defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer, died Saturday night. In a testimonial on the American Heart Association website, Angela Spencer, 46 at the time, wrote about receiving a heart transplant shortly after Valentine’s Day of 2010. She also wrote about her long-term struggles with heart disease, part of her support for the 2011 Payne County Oklahoma Heart Walk. Glenn Spencer was called back to Stillwater from Tulsa Saturday night, while the Cowboys were waiting out a 3-hour-plus delay caused by storms and lightning before their game against TU. “It’s been very difficult the last 12 hours for our team,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said. “We have a very close team of coaches and players that care about each other, so we were concerned when Glenn left there during the delay. “She was having a tough time, and then when she passed away, it was difficult. There’s no question about it.” The Spencers, natives of Georgia, are the parents of two boys, Luke and Abraham. Glenn Spencer was hired to the Cowboys staff in 2008 and he was promoted to co-defensive coordinator after last season. His duties include coaching the linebackers. Gundy said he does not expect Glenn Spencer to be with the Cowboys this week as they prepare for Saturday’s contest against Texas A&M. How the coaches will distribute Glenn Spencer’s duties in his absence will be discussed Monday. “I told (Glenn) he could come back whenever he wanted,” Gundy said. “He could come back in three days, five days or two weeks. What he’s going to have to go though with the next week or so with his family and his boys...he needs to be with them and he’s free to stay and do whatever he wants to do. “There’s not a harder worker and a guy that wants to be here more, so whenever he’s ready to be a part of our team, he’ll be back.” Gina Mizell contributed to this report.
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