Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer has been nominated for the 2013 Broyles Award, it was announced Wednesday by The Rotary Club of Little Rock.The Broyles Award honors the top assistant college football coach in the country and was established in 1996 to honor legendary Arkansas coach Frank Broyles, who was known for producing some of the most successful assistant coaches in college football history.Spencer, in his first-year as Oklahoma State defensive coordinator, has led perhaps the most impressive defensive turnaround in the nation this season. The Cowboys rank in the top 25 nationally in scoring defense (11th), turnovers gained (fifth), passes intercepted (third), red zone defense (fifth), pass efficiency defense (ninth), tackles for loss (10th), third-down conversion percentage defense (17th), fumbles recovered (16th) and rushing defense (24th) just one year after ranking in the top 25 nationally in only one of those categories (tackles for loss - 25th in 2012).Early in the season, the team had to rely heavily on its defense to win games and Spencer's unit delivered, limiting two of OSU's first three opponents without a touchdown. Spencer's scheme against Baylor helped the Cowboys force three turnovers and limit the top-ranked offense in the nation to 44 points and 231 yards below its season averages as part of OSU's win over the No. 3 Bears.The 2013 Broyles Award winner will be announced Dec. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock, Ark. The award is presented by The Rotary Club of Little Rock and is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football.For more information, visit www.BroylesAward.com.Nominees for the 2013 Broyles AwardAlabama - Doug Nussmeier, Offensive CoordinatorArizona - Jeff Casteel, Defensive CoordinatorArizona State - Mike Norvell, Offensive CoordinatorArkansas State - Kent Riddle, Assistant Head Coach, TE's/Special TeamsAuburn - Rhett Lashlee, Offensive CoordinatorBall State - Rich Skrosky, Offensive CoordinatorBaylor - Philip Montgomery, Offensive CoordinatorBoston College - Don Brown, Defensive CoordinatorBrigham Young - Nick Howell, Defensive CoordinatorCentral Florida - Brent Key, Assistant Head Coach/Offensive LineColorado State - Dave Baldwin, Offensive CoordinatorClemson - Chad Morris, Offensive CoordinatorDuke - Kurt Roper, Offensive CoordinatorFlorida State - Jeremy Pruitt, Defensive CoordinatorFresno State - Dave Schramm, Offensive CoordinatorGeorgia Tech - Ted Roof, Defensive CoordinatorHouston - David Gibbs, Defensive CoordinatorIndiana - Seth Littrell, Offensive CoordinatorIowa - Phil Parker, Defensive CoordinatorLouisville - Vance Bedford, Defensive CoordinatorLSU - Cam Cameron, Offensive CoordinatorMichigan State - Pat Narduzzi, Defensive CoordinatorMinnesota - Tracy Claeys, Defensive CoordinatorMissouri - Josh Henson, Offensive CoordinatorNebraska - Tim Beck, Offensive CoordinatorOhio State - Tom Herman, Offensive CoordinatorOklahoma State - Glenn Spencer, Defensive CoordinatorOle Miss - Dan Werner, Co-Offensive CoordinatorRice - Chris Thurmond, Defensive CoordinatorSan Jose State - Jimmie Dougherty, Offensive CoordinatorSouth Carolina - Lorenzo Ward, Defensive CoordinatorSouth Florida - Stu Holt, Special Teams CoordinatorStanford - Derek Mason, Defensive CoordinatorTexas State - Mike Schultz, Offensive CoordinatorUCLA - Jeff Ulbrich, Assistant Head Coach/LB's/Special TeamsUtah - Ilaisa Tuiaki, Defensive LineUtah State - Todd Orlando, Defensive Coordinator/SafetiesVirginia Tech - Torrian Gray, Defensive Secondary Coach/Pass Game CoordinatorWestern Michigan - Charles Huff, RB CoachWisconsin - Dave Aranda, Defensive Coordinator/LB's
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