Texas State has finalized a five-year deal to make G.J. Kinne the school's next head football coach, a source told ESPN's Pete Thamel on Friday.
In his first season as coach, Kinne guided FCS' Incarnate Word to a 10-1 record and a second straight Southland Conference title this year. It's set to play Furman in the second round of the FCS playoffs this weekend after receiving a first-round bye.
Kinne is meeting with his Incarnate Word team to inform them of his move, a source told ESPN.
Kinne previously was the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at UCF.
Texas State fired coach Jake Spavital earlier this week.
He went 13-35 over four years and 4-8 in back-to-back seasons to end his tenure.