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Jake Spavital to return to West Virginia as offensive coordinator


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According to Bruce Feldman, prodigal son and Faux Holgorsen favorite Jake Spavital will return to West Virginia in the role of offensive coordinator. Less than a week after being promoted to interim head coach at Cal following the firing of head coach Sonny Dykes, Spavital has returned to WVU. Jake was offensive coordinator at Cal and remained productive on offense despite the loss of Jared Goff and its top six receivers. The Golden Bears averaged more than 37 points per game under Jake.

Spavital and WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen have been linked since both joined the staff at Houston under then head coach Kevin Sumlin. Spavital followed Dana as he jumped up the coaching ranks, first at Oklahoma State, then to West Virginia.

As the quarterbacks coach at West Virginia, Geno Smith set numerous school records including single game passing record against Baylor in the first Big 12 game played in Mountaineer history along with breaking numerous Orange Bowl records in the final game as a member of the floundering Big East.

With Will Grier set to become the Mountaineers starting quarterback in 2017 and a host of returning receiving talent, the sky is the limit for the offense under Dana Holgorsen and Jake Spavital.