Michigan State has found its new head football coach. The Spartans will hire University of Colorado coach Mel Tucker.
Tucker, 48, is from Cleveland and began his coaching career as a grad assistant under Nick Saban at Michigan State, which also included Mark Dantonio.
Later he was the defensive backs coach at Ohio State where Dantonio was the defensive coordinator.
Tucker worked as assistant coach under Saban at Alabama.
He also served as interim head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011, one of several stops n the NFL.
He became the Colorado head coach last year. They went 5-7. Tucker reportedly will make more than 5-million dollars as MSU head coach. He will also get an increase in the budget for assistant coaches and other support programs.
Tucker’s hiring must be approved by the MSU board of trustees.