Could the Aggies be in the market for a new offensive coordinator this offseason?
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Despite having arguably the most talent at both the quarterback and receiver positions in the SEC, Texas A&M is struggling to consistently play efficient offense in Kevin Sumlin’s fourth season in College Station.
In fact, the Aggies have thrown only seven passing touchdowns while being intercepted eight times in conference play. If A&M does the unthinkable and loses at Vanderbilt Nov. 21, Sumlin’s Aggies will have consistently regressed in the win column every season under his watch.
Before the axe falls on Sumlin’s head, it appears offensive coordinator Jake Spavital will be the fall guy this offseason, according to GigEm247:
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We’ve been told that Spavital will not be back and the tenures of others on the staff will depend on how A&M finishes up both the season on the field and recruiting. The newcomers to the staff over the past couple of years as well as special teams coordinator Jeff Banks are probably the safest. That’s because people have seen improvement the physical play of the receiving corps as well as the coverage and tackling among the defensive backs. The defensive ends have been a strong point and Banks’ special teams have been among the best in the SEC this season.
Spavital has served as quarterback’s coach and either as the Aggies’ offensive coordinator/co-coordinator for three seasons.