Report: Tulsa interviews Texas A&M OC Jake Spavital
Could Jake Spavital be on his way out of College Station? Spavital reportedly interviewed for the head coaching job at Tulsa, meeting with the school on Wednesday, according to a report from Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston. Tulsa fired Bill Blankenship on Monday, giving them yet another vacancy in the flood of coaching changes.
Texas A&M’s offensive coordinator has risen quickly in the college football world. The 29-year-old Spavital began his coaching career at Tulsa in 2008 under Gus Malzahn, serving as an offensive quality control assistant at just 23 years old. He was hired as the co-offensive coordinator at Texas A&M in 2013, taking over the role completely before last year’s Chick Fil A Bowl.
In Spavital’s first year as the sole offensive coordinator, the Aggies slid from first to sixth in the SEC in total offense, as they worked in two different starting quarterbacks throughout the season and struggled with offensive line issues.
Spavital’s name came up for the Southern Methodist job a few weeks ago; former Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris was hired for the position last week.
If Spavital leaves, A&M would be faced with replacing both coordinators after firing defensive coordinator Mark Snyder last week.