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REPORT: Sean Spencer to Leave for Position with New York Giants

The long-time defensive line coach is headed to the NFL.

Rose Bowl: Penn State practice Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

In news that no Penn State fan wanted to wake up to on a Friday morning, it appears that Sean Spencer will be leaving Penn State for a position with the New York Giants. The news was first reported by Sean Fitz of Lions247.

Spencer has been one of the more popular assistants during his time with James Franklin, regularly producing ferocious and deep defensive line units and helping launch several NFL careers, including Austin Johnson, Carl Nassib, as well as Yetur Gross-Matos, who many are expecting to be a first round selection in April. Under his leadership, the Nittany Lions have produced 40 or more sacks in each of the past five seasons.

Spencer came to State College as part of James Franklin’s original Penn State staff in 2014. He also served as defensive line coach during Franklin’s tenure in Vanderbilt from 2011-2013.

Spencer will join new Giants head coach Joe Judge, who previously served as the wide receivers coach for New England. He will be reunited with former Nittany Lions Saquon Barkley and Grant Haley.

We wish Spencer and his family all the best as he welcomes this new opportunity. It’s been a fun ride, Coach Chaos.