Reports: Michigan State hires Colorado’s Tucker

Michigan State will hire Colorado’s Mel Tucker to be its next football coach, multiple media outlets reported early Wednesday.Tucker, 48, will replace Mark Dantonio, who retired Feb. 4 after 13 seasons with the Spartans.Tucker and Michigan State reportedly reached an agreement in principle over a contract just three days after the coach announced he would remain with Colorado.According to The Athletic, the Spartans will more than double the $2.7 million was Tucker making with the Buffaloes.Tucker tweeted Saturday, “While I am flattered to be considered for the HC job @MSU_football, I am committed to @CUBuffsFootball for #TheBuild of our program, its great athletes, coaches & supporters. #UnfinishedBusiness #GoBuffs”Tucker produced a 5-7 record last year at Colorado — his only season as a college head coach.

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