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Posted: 9:17 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

Report: Oklahoma State interested in Glenn Thomas?  

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By D. Orlando Ledbetter

Falcons quarterbacks coach Glenn Thomas, who finished his first season in that position, has been mention as a possible candidate for the open offensive coordinator position at Oklahoma State.

This is from John Helsley of the Oklahoman:



Let's talk offensive coordinator at OSU. Don't your sources already know who it's going to be?

Mike Gundy is very tight-lipped with such hirings. There have been a lot of rumors about Atlanta Falcons QB coach Glenn Thomas, who has some Air Raid roots from days at Texas Tech. So it's easy to connect the dots. But connecting the dots hasn't always worked with Gundy hirings.


Glenn Thomas, who's married to head coach Mike Smith's niece, quietly worked behind the scenes as the offensive quality control assistant for the Falcons for four seasons before being promoted in 2012.

He replaced Bob Bratkowski, who left to be Jacksonville's offensive coordinator.

From 2001-07, Thomas spent his time at Midwestern (Tex.)  State. He was a graduate assistant coaching wide receivers from 2001-04. He coached the school’s passing game and quarterbacks in 2004. He was the coordinator from 2005-07.

In 2006, the school led all Division II teams with 470.1 yards of total offense per game. In 2007, Midwestern State led the entire NCAA in total offense (550.0 yards per game) and rushing (317.0 yards per game).

Thomas, a Texas Tech graduate, worked with the Baltimore Ravens in-between seasons at Midwestern State. He worked with wide receivers (2002-03, ’05) and also helped out with Baltimore’s quarterbacks.

He worked with Smith in Baltimore and for one season in Jacksonville in 2004.

He began his coaching career at Texas Tech as a student assistant from 1998-01.

Here's a Q&A with Thomas during training camp.


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