Texas A&M and offensive coordinator Jake Spavital "mutually decided to part ways," the school announced Sunday.
Spavital, 30, spent three seasons with the Aggies, as the quarterbacks coach and as offensive coordinator the past two seasons. Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, who hired LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis prior to the 2015 season, will be searching for his second coordinator in as many years.
In 2015, the Aggies had their worst offensive season since Sumlin's 2012 arrival. After ranking in the top 10 nationally in offensive efficiency for three seasons, the Aggies fell to 62nd this season. Texas A&M ranked 69th nationally in yards per play (5.59), 80th in yards per pass attempt (6.38), 71st in scoring (27.7 points per game) and 93rd in red zone efficiency. The past two seasons, the Aggies averaged 24 points per game against SEC opponents, a far cry from the 38.7 points per game they averaged against SEC competition in 2012 and 2013.
Texas A&M's next offensive coordinator will be its fourth since Sumlin was hired in 2012. Kliff Kingsbury left to become Texas Tech's head coach after the 2012 season, and running backs coach Clarence McKinney filled the role in 2013 before Sumlin decided to replace McKinney with Spavital prior to the 2014 season.