Ex-WVU Asst Jake Spavital Talks Mountaineers

When Jake Spavital came to West Virginia, his initial goals were to continue learning under head coach Dana Holgorsen and to one day amass enough experience to call plays at the Power Five level. When Texas A&M gave the assistant that chance, Spavital grasp it. Butt there's still found memories of Morgantown, and here the A&M coordinator discusses those and his time at WVU.

Spavital, among the youngest coordinators in the game, was hired by Aggies' head coach Kevin Sumlin when Kliff Kingsbury left the staff to take the had coaching position at Texas Tech. That allowed Shannon Dawson to take Spavital's slot, and now Dawson will also coach his last game at West Virginia in the Liberty Bowl before moving on to Kentucky. Here, the symbiotic, somewhat cyclic relationships between the tight coaching tree are detailed by Spavital, as well as his thoughts on his coaching development under Holgorsen, West Virginia's vast defensive improvement from previous seasons and what he expects out of the continued cat-and-mouse game between himself and the WVU coach, with whom he has exchanged numerous texts and twitter messages in the lead up to the game.


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