West Virginia Mountaineers offensive coordinator Jake Spavital is expected to be named the head coach of the Texas State Bobcats, as first reported by Bruce Feldman.
SOURCES: #WVU OC Jake Spavital has accepted the job to be the next head coach at #TXState. He was the play-caller for the nation’s No. 6 offense, is one of the country’s top recruiters & has strong ties in the area.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 28, 2018
Under Spavital, the Mountaineers finished No. 8 overall in total offense in the 2018 regular football season, averaging over 500 yards and 42 points per game - an improvement over the 459 yards and 34 points per game in Spavital’s first season as West Virginia offensive coordinator.
Spavital spent time as the offensive coordinator for the Cal Golden Bears and Texas A&M Aggies before returning to Morgantown in 2017, and has coached some of the best college quarterbacks in the last decade.
According to Feldman, Spavital is expected to bring former Colorado School of Mines and Montana Grizzlies head coach Bob Stitt with him to San Marcos as offensive coordinator. Stitt is perhaps most famous for teaching Dana Holgorsen the Tavon Austin touch pass that the Mountaineers used to destroy Clemson in the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl.
It is not clear at this time if Spavital will coach the West Virginia offense in their upcoming bowl game, or if playcalling duties will fall on Dana Holgorsen.