The wind in San Marcos has been blowing toward Morgantown all Wednesday, and now Keff Ciardello of the Austin American-Statesman is reporting Jake Spavital will be the next head coach at Texas State and we can confirm the same.
— Keff Ciardello (@Keff_C) November 28, 2018
Update: The school has announced the hire.
— Texas State Football (@TXSTATEFOOTBALL) November 28, 2018
Texas State first pursued Houston offensive coordinator Kendal Briles, who ultimately opted to take a raise to remain with the Cougars. FootballScoop first reported that the search then turned to Spavital, who is currently the offensive coordinator at West Virginia.
In one decade as a college coach, Spavital has worked a litany of future pro quarterbacks. As a grad assistant, Spavital tutored Case Keenum at Houston and Brandon Weeden at Oklahoma State, then served as Geno Smith’s position coach at West Virginia. From there, Spavital worked with Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M, Davis Webb at California, and for the past two seasons has helped Will Grier throw for 7,354 yards and 71 touchdowns the past two seasons at West Virginia.
Spavital takes over for Everett Withers, who went 7-28 in three seasons.
Bruce Feldman adds that #StittHappens in San Marcos…
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 28, 2018
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