Sumlin promotes Jake Spavital to offensive coordinator, Yates leaves for Boise

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Texas A&M

There is now clear accountability on Texas A&M’s offensive staff.

Kevin Sumlin promoted co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital to full-time offensive coordinator, and fellow co-coordinator Clarence McKinney will now coach the running backs full time.

The move may have been two-fold. The offense struggled down the stretch against LSU and Missouri, and the Aggies averaged just 15.5 points in two losses. The offense scored 40 points in 13 straight prior games. Who knows what went on in the huddle and who the actual play caller was, but Spavital now takes over full time.

Secondly, other teams may have been sniffing around Spavital to become their offensive coordinator. Florida, in particular, may have been one of those teams. Sumlin makes Spavital sole offensive coordinator, and he has no problem keeping him.

One of the best aspects of Texas A&M’s defense was the secondary, but position coach Marcel Yates is leaving for his alma mater Boise State to become their defensive coordinator.

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