Source: Cal is set to hire former Texas A&M OC Jake Spavital
Former Texas A&M and West Virginia assistant Jake Spavital is set to become the new offensive coordinator and play-caller at Cal, a source told FOX Sports Friday.
Spavital's contract is for two years, a source said Wednesday.
The 30-year-old spent the past three seasons at Texas A&M. As the Aggies' offensive coordinator in 2014 and 2015, Spavital led A&M to the No. 27 ranked offense in yards per play and No. 69, respectively, as the program broke in three different young starting QBs. The Aggies ranked No. 4 in the SEC in third-down offense last fall.
Spavital, who helped develop Brandon Weeden and Geno Smith when he coached QBs at Oklahoma State and WVU, also proved to be one of the best recruiters in the SEC, landing five-star prospects Christian Kirk, Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray for the Aggies. He also recruited Kevin White and Daryl Worley among others for WVU.
At Cal, Spavital will have the challenge of running an offense that will be without star QB Jared Goff, a likely first-round pick in the NFL Draft. Plus, the team has to replace its six leading receivers.