Former Texas A&M offensive coordinator Jake Spavital has been linked to taking a job at California for some time now, but the term “linked” can now be changed to “official.”
According to a tweet from Golden Bears coach Sonny Dykes, Spavital is officially going to serve in the same position at Cal next season.
Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman reported last week that the 30-year-old Spavital would, if officially hired, sign a two-year deal with Cal. Spavital is now tasked with manning an offensive unit that finished 11th in FBS in total offense last season, but is also about to lose star quarterback Jared Goff to the upcoming NFL Draft. Texas A&M ranked 32nd and 48th in total offense in Spavital’s two years at the helm in College Station and though the Aggies did underachieve, Spavital knows how to work with quarterbacks and should offer some help in the recruiting game as well.
Cal may very well take a step back next season as it adjusts to the post-Goff era, but having Spavital aboard should at least help ease the transition.
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