Glen O. Mason
(born April 9, 1950) is a sports commentator
and former American football
player and coach. Currently, he is a commentator for the Big Ten Network
. Mason served as the head football coach at Kent State University
, the University of Kansas
, and the University of Minnesota
, compiling a career college football
record of 123–121–1.
Mason played college football at Ohio State University
where he graduated from in 1972 with a B.A.
. He was a linebacker, on the depth chart behind Randy Gradishar
, Stan White
, Vic Koegel, Arnie Jones, and Rick Middleton.
Mason served as an assistant coach at Ball State University
, Allegheny College
, Iowa State University
, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
, and Ohio State University
. He served as the outside linebackers coach and the offensive line coach at Ohio State in 1978 and 1979. In 1980, he was promoted to offensive coordinator
of the Buckeyes
and remained in that position through the 1985 season.
Mason was head coach for Kent State University
in 1986 and 1987 and the University of Kansas
from 1988 to 1996. In 1995, as Kansas prepared for the Aloha Bowl
, Mason accepted the head coaching position at the University of Georgia
. Mason had a change of heart and stayed with the Jayhawks, but left for the University of Minnesota
one season later. His first game with Minnesota in 1997 was against Hawaii
, at Aloha Stadium
where the Aloha... Read More