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Sport Michigan State's Mel Tucker reportedly drew interest from NFL teams

18:10  28 november  2021
18:10  28 november  2021 Source:   yardbarker.com

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  Mel Tucker contract details: Michigan State coach's salary reportedly to rank among highest in college football Here's everything to know about Tucker's impending contract extension, plus how — and why — it came together. Mel Tucker contract details, salary As the Free Press reported, Tucker's new deal is expected to run for 10 years and pay him $95 million total — $9.5 million annually — putting him in the upper echelon not just in college coaches, but all American sports. The money reportedly is being provided by two Michigan State alumni — Matt Ishiba and Steve St. Andre — according to multiple reports.

Mel Tucker signed a massive contract extension with Michigan State earlier this week after receiving interest from other programs. Apparently the coach had some inquiries from NFL teams as well.

NF teams reportedly reached out to Mel Tucker. © Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK NF teams reportedly reached out to Mel Tucker.

NFL teams reached out to Tucker’s representatives to see if he would be interested in coaching at the professional level, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. No specific teams were mentioned, but you can understand why Tucker turned them down.

Tucker signed a 10-year, $95 million deal to remain at Michigan State. He did so after an embarrassing blowout loss to Ohio State. The Spartans improved to 10-2 with a 30-27 win over Penn State on Saturday.

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Tucker is just 17-14 overall as a head coach, but he’s already making Nick Saban money. There’s no way any NFL team would have made him an offer that was close to that. He may have used the supposed NFL interest as further leverage in contract negotiations, but signing the deal with Michigan State was a no-brainer.

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