When it comes to calling plays in a game, who knew it could be all about the view? You might be surprised, Oklahoma State’s defensive coordinator, Glenn Spencer, spent Saturday’s game against Texas not down on the sideline but rather up in the coaches box, where he was able to soak in the big picture of what was happening against the Longhorns, turns out that fresh perspective might just be the key the cowboys need to make those crucial in-game adjustments.
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“The reason we wanted to do it was because of the style of offense in this league. I think he felt more comfortable. I know that when I listen to the defensive staff on the headphones during the game, I thought it was somewhat more peaceful, just based on him being in a controlled environment," said Head Coach Mike Gundy.
“He was able to call the plays he wanted to call and you could tell it didn’t seem as hurried. I feel like the tempo he was able to get plays in was very nice for us,” said Linebacker Chad Whitener.
“There were a few times I wish I was down there, immediately, but between Coach Duffy and Coach Clements drawing some things up, I think we got that done. Advantages are, it’s more calm, I can see some things coming on and off the field that I’ve maybe been blocked from seeing," said Coordinator Glenn Spencer.
Well it maybe lonely up top, but Oklahoma State’s defense will need any advantage it can have over Iowa State. The Cyclones have put up more than 40 points in the past two games they’ve played and most recently, coming off a narrow loss to Baylor so they’ll have a little bit of an edge as they storm into Boone Pickens.