Eric Scott is making a major leap in his college football coaching career.

The University of Nevada assistant coach is leaving Jay Norvell’s Wolfpack program to become the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at San Jose State, sources on Friday told FootballScoop.

A former UCLA player, Scott has spent the past four seasons as Nevada’s wide receivers coach.

Additionally, Scott, nicknamed ‘E’, had previously coached at his alma mater and also served for nearly a decade as a head coach in the Los Angeles-area.

Scott is joining a Spartans program undeniably on the rise. San Jose State just polished off an undefeated regular season – the school’s best regular season in decades – and also claimed the Mountain West Conference championship.

It was the Spartans’ first conference title in 30 years.

Additionally, San Jose State head coach Brent Brennan emerged as a top candidate for various openings that included the University of Arizona job.

Brennan earlier this week was named the Lombardi Foundation National Coach of the Year.

Scott played wide receiver at UCLA in the mid-1990s; he initially began his career at Big Ten resident Northwestern before Scott closed out with three seasons for the Bruins in his native Los Angeles.

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John Brice has covered college football, mostly in the SEC as well as covering Notre Dame and Ohio State, for more than 20 years. He's a former Tennessee Vols football sideline reporter and believes life should be spent traveling or planning the next trip.