Report: Colorado’s Mel Tucker to be MSU coach

Multiple media outlets are reporting overnight, Michigan State University has hired University of Colorado Head Coach Mel Tucker as the Spartans replacement to Mark Dantonio. The 48 year old Tucker and MSU reached a deal early this morning. Tucker went 5-7 in his first year as a college head coach last year. He was also the Interim Head Coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011, where he was 2-3. Tucker was a member of the staff at Ohio State which included Mark Dantionio and Luke Fickell, who turned down the job earlier this week. No details on the Tucker’s deal with Michigan State were released. On Saturday, Tucker, on Twitter, announced his intention that he would stay at Colorado.

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