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Texas State Reportedly Hires WVU OC Jake Spavital As Coach

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A head coaching vacancy was filled on Wednesday afternoon. According to college football insider Bruce Feldman, Texas State hired West Virginia offensive coordinator Jake Spavital as the team's head coach.

Spavital, 33, immediately becomes one of the youngest head coaches in the nation. The Mountaineers boasted one of the most prolific offenses in college football this year, ranking in the top ten in yards and points per game.

Now, he'll take over a Texas State program that won three games in 2018. In three seasons under former head coach Everett Withers, the Bobcats compiled a record of 7-28.

Spavital burst onto the coaching scene as a graduate assistant under Kevin Sumlin at Houston and Mike Gundy at Oklahoma State. He went on to become the offensive coordinator at Texas A&M (under Sumlin) and Cal before taking the job at West Virginia.

Although he's a first-time head coach, there's plenty to be excited about for Bobcats fans with the hiring of Jake Spavital.