The No. 24 Spartans are playing in a bowl for the first time since 2006, are in the AP rankings for the first time since 1975, and will be trying to win 11 games in a season for the first time since 1940.
Ron Caragher, who spent the past six years at San Diego, replaces Mike MacIntyre to become the 28th coach at the school.
The school announced Monday that MacIntyre signed a five-year deal. He’ll be introduced at a 4 p.m. MST news conference at Folsom Field.
San Jose State football coach Mike MacIntyre has agreed to a contract extension through the 2017 season.