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Mel Tucker Agrees to Become Michigan State Head Football Coach

After initially turning down their offer, Michigan State offered Tucker a deal he couldn’t refuse. Tucker will be the next head coach of the Spartans according to multiple reports.

Tucker, 48, was a graduate assistant at Michigan State under Nick Saban from 1997-1998. He has experience in college and in the NFL as an assistant, but was also the interim head coach for the Jaguars in 2011. He returned to college with jobs at Alabama and Georgia before taking the head coaching job at Colorado.

At Colorado, Tucker went 5-7 and secured a solid recruiting class for the future. He originally turned down Michigan State and said he was staying at Colorado, but Michigan State reportedly doubled his current salary, which would make him one of the top paid coaches in college football.

Now Tucker must replace Mark Dantonio, who found success at Michigan State, but had put up some mediocre years recently. Although he won’t have a lot of time to add to the Spartans’ recruiting class, they do already rank 43rd according to 247 sports.

 

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