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Sport Report: Michigan State hiring Mel Tucker to replace Mark Dantonio

09:25  12 february  2020
09:25  12 february  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio retires after 13 seasons

  Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio retires after 13 seasons Mark Dantonio went 115-57 as Michigan State Spartans head football coach from 2007-19, winning the Rose Bowl in 2013 and making the Playoff in 2015

Thamel reports Fickell interviewed with Michigan State officials at his home on Sunday to replace Mark Dantonio . Fickell was not officially offered the MSU has been searching for a new head coach after Dantonio announced his retirement last week. Colorado coach Mel Tucker was also considered

Michigan State is looking to replace Mark Dantonio . He retired Tuesday after 13 seasons as the It was Tucker ’s first as a collegiate head coach. CU hired him from the University of Georgia One local report stated Tucker is not considered to be the front runner for the Michigan State job at this time.

After turning down initial interest, it appears that Colorado coach Mel Tucker is headed to East Lansing after all.

Mel Tucker talking on a cell phone: Though he initially turned down interest in the job, it looks like Mel Tucker is headed to Michigan State after all. (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)© Provided by Yahoo! Sports Though he initially turned down interest in the job, it looks like Mel Tucker is headed to Michigan State after all. (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Tucker and Michigan State agreed to a deal in principal to make him the program’s next football coach, The Athletic reported late on Tuesday night.

The deal will reportedly more than double the salary Tucker was making at Colorado, double his salary pool for assistant coaches and include a “substantial increase” to the strength and conditioning staff budget and program resources.

The Timing of Mark Dantonio's Resignation is Questionable at Best

  The Timing of Mark Dantonio's Resignation is Questionable at Best Mark Dantonio stepped down from his post as Michigan State Spartans head football coach on Tuesday afternoon. It was a surprise move considering the timing (tomorrow is signing day) and circumstances. Not to mention, as many are pointing out, it is screwing Michigan State. To all Spartans: Thank you for everything. You have truly helped my dreams come true. pic.twitter.com/uKkubvp1cW — Mark Dantonio (@DantonioMark) February 4, 2020 By resigningTo all Spartans: Thank you for everything. You have truly helped my dreams come true. pic.twitter.

University of Colorado Buffaloes head football coach Mel Tucker is reportedly set to be one of two candidates to interview for the Michigan State head

Mel Tucker isn’t interested in becoming Michigan State ’s next football coach, and the fans at Colorado are breathing a bit easier. Tucker ’s name surfaced in various reports on Friday as someone the Spartans were interested in speaking to about replacing Mark Dantonio , who stepped down this

Tucker was one of several people to turn down the job in a lengthy coaching search, along with San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, Iowa State coach Matt Campbell and Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell, among others. Tucker even tweeted out on Saturday that he was “committed to [Colorado] for #TheBuild of our program.”

According to The Athletic, however, Michigan State “circled back” to Tucker on Monday with an offer for him and the program “that he felt he needed to compete for national titles.”

Luke Fickell leads Michigan State's five best coaching candidates to replace Mark Dantonio

  Luke Fickell leads Michigan State's five best coaching candidates to replace Mark Dantonio Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell is the best choice to replace Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, but there are four other options worth considering in the program's search.Dantonio helped elevate Michigan State into a perennial Big Ten East contender. He won three Big Ten championships and led the Spartans to a College Football Playoff appearance. He also had an 8-5 record against rival Michigan. He leaves behind a standard the next coach will have to live up to, especially in the Mitten State.

Michigan State is looking for a new coach after longtime coach Mark Dantonio announced his resignation last Dantonio : Lawsuit had 'zero' to do with MSU exit. Source: Cincy's Phillips to replace Pelini at YSU. Colorado coach Mel Tucker also had been considered for the Spartans' opening, but

Mark Dantonio thinks the head-coaching position at Michigan State will be highly sought after and Dantonio : Lawsuit had 'zero' to do with MSU exit. Source: Cincy's Phillips to replace Pelini at YSU. Colorado coach Mel Tucker also had been considered for the Spartans' opening, but he announced

Tucker had just finished his first season at Colorado and posted a 5-7 record. He had served as the defensive coordinator at Georgia for three seasons before taking the job in Boulder. The 48-year-old worked as a graduate assistant at Michigan State in 1997 and 1998, too, and spent four seasons as the defensive backs coach and co-defensive coordinator at Ohio State from 2001-2004.

Tucker will replace longtime coach Mark Dantonio, who stepped down earlier this month after 13 seasons with the program. He compiled a 114-57 record with the Spartans, and led them to a win against Wake Forest in the Pinstripe Bowl to end the 2019 season.

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Sources: Ex-UCLA coach Karl Dorrell emerging as favorite to get Colorado job .
Colorado may be hiring a former Pac-12 head coach to replace Mel Tucker. Sources have told Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel that former UCLA coach Karl Dorrell has emerged as the favorite in the Buffaloes’ coaching search. Colorado has been without a coach since Tucker left to replace Mark Dantonio at Michigan State. Dantonio resigned a day before National Signing Day. Sources: Karl Dorrell has emerged as the favorite in the Colorado search. Numerous coaches involved in the job have been told they aren’t getting it. No deal done yet. But the Dolphins assistant and former UCLA head coach is trending as the top name.

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