STILLWATER, OK -- Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy says that even though the Cowboys are without a defensive coordinator, their defensive plan of attack for the upcoming Holiday Bowl is beginning to fall into place.
Joe DeForest, the Cowboys' associate head coach and special
teams coordinator, and first-year defensive line coach Glenn
Spencer will be making the defensive calls when 12th-ranked OSU
meets 15th-ranked Oregon on Dec. 30 in San Diego.
First-year cornerbacks coach Jason Jones also will play a role.
The Cowboys have had an opening on their defensive staff since
Tim Beckman left earlier this month to become the head coach at
Toledo. Gundy says he would like to wait seven to 10 days after the
bowl game before he announces Beckman's replacement.
He says that because of recruiting responsibilities and game
preparation, there's not enough time to go through the hiring
process before the bowl.