Penn State’s staff took a huge hit recently, as longtime defensive line coach Sean Spencer accepted a job with the NFL’s New York Giants. After six seasons in Happy Valley, he’s moving on to the next level.

As Spencer prepares to head out of Penn State, he issued a statement to his colleagues, players and fans for his time in State College. He posted the note on Twitter on Monday.

“First of all, I would like to thank the amazing Penn State fans for their support. We have the best fans in college football!” Spencer wrote. “To every wild dog I have coached, thank you for making Penn State so special. We’ve shared so many memories together like the Big Ten Championship, the bowl games, and the phenomenon that is the White Out game at Beaver Stadium. I am so proud of everything we have accomplished.

Spencer also thanked defensive coordinator Brent Pry, athletic director Sandy Barbour and the Penn State community before a heartfelt statement to head coach James Franklin.

“Lastly, I want to thank Coach Franklin for believing in me and giving me the opportunity 9 years ago to become a Power 5 coach. His friendship, teachings, and relentless work ethic have been instilled in me and have helped in getting me this opportunity.”

Spencer was a member of Franklin’s staff since 2011, while at Vanderbilt.