Spencer out as defensive coordinator

Glenn Spencer was the defensive coordinator at USF for less than two seasons before being fired Sunday. The Bulls’ defense is currently giving up over 485 yards per game. ORACLE PHOTO/LEDA ALVIM

Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer was fired Sunday, according to USF Athletics.

The decision comes directly after the Bulls allowed a struggling Tulane offense to put up 45 points against them Saturday. The Green Wave scored 35 points in the first half alone.

USF ranks 120th out of 130 teams in points allowed per game with 36.27 and ranks 125th in total yards allowed with 489.3.

Spencer was named defensive coordinator Dec. 22, 2019, 13 days after coach Jeff Scott became the fifth head coach in USF history.

Before joining the Bulls, Spencer made stops as a defensive coordinator at Oklahoma State, Charlotte and Florida Atlantic, among others.

It has yet to be announced who will take over defensive play-calling duties in its final game of the season against UCF on Friday, but Scott plans to announce his defensive staff plans for the final week of the season during his weekly press conference Tuesday.

“I would like to thank Glenn for his hard work, professionalism and dedication to our program and the student-athletes in it,” Scott said via a press release. “He brought a great deal to our coaching staff and his desire and effort were unquestioned, but ultimately I felt a change was needed as we move forward.

“I continue to believe we are headed in the right direction as a program and are building a foundation for success here at USF.”

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