Former Texas A&M and WVU assistant Jake Spavital is expected to become the new offensive coordinator and play-caller at Cal, a source told FOX Sports Friday.
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, plus the team has to replace its six leading receivers.