For some, it might have been a little early to dismiss Mel Tucker as the new Michigan State coach.

After a disastrous debut against Rutgers, Tucker’s Spartan squad rebounded in a big way as Michigan State downed its in-state rival 27-24.

This was obviously Tucker’s first time playing Michigan as the head coach of the Spartans. By winning his first matchup against the Wolverines, Tucker joins some pretty elite company.

While Saban didn’t exactly become the name that he is work his work in East Lansing, I think any college football coach would like to be included in the same sentence as Saban.

Beyond beating the Wolverines in his first try, Tucker made more history by getting win No. 1 against Michigan.

That’s a whole lot of history right there in just one win. It’s certainly what Michigan State fans and Tucker needed after that bad performance in Week 1.