West Virginia OC Jake Spavital Reportedly Named Texas State Head Coach

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistNovember 28, 2018

MORGANTOWN, WV - OCTOBER 06: Offensive coordinator Jake Spavital of the West Virginia Mountaineers looks on during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Mountaineer Field on October 6, 2018 in Morgantown, West Virginia. The Mountaineers won 38-22. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Texas State has reportedly found its next head coach in West Virginia offensive coordinator Jake Spavital. 

On Wednesday, Keff Ciardello of the Austin Statesman reported Spavital has signed a deal to take over the Bobcats football team. 

Spavital has served as an offensive coordinator at three different schools for the past six seasons. The 33-year-old worked with Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M in 2013. Manziel threw for more yards (4,114) and touchdowns (37) with Spavital than during his Heisman Trophy season the previous year. 

After parting ways with Texas A&M, Spavital spent 2016 with California before going to West Virginia. The Mountaineers rank ninth among FBS teams with 42.3 points per game this season. 

Texas State is still establishing itself as an FBS program after making the move up from FCS in 2012. The Bobcats fired head coach Everett Withers on Nov. 18 following a 7-28 record in his three years with the school.