Mel-SU? Paul Finebaum says Michigan State's Tucker an 'easier sell' to LSU fans on coaching search
With Michigan State’s dramatic come-from-behind win over Michigan on Saturday, the chatter about head coach Mel Tucker’s future in East Lansing has intensified.
The Spartans are now a perfect 8-0 after topping the Wolverines 37-33, with an amazing second half comeback and a career game from running back Kenneth Walker III.
ESPN’s Paul Finebaum is one of those now talking seriously about Tucker heading to Baton Rouge.
“I think one thing is certain, Mel Tucker is a much easier sell. I say that because, a week ago, if we said ‘Why Mel Tucker?’ people would have to say ‘he’s a really good coach.’ Now, you don’t have to do that,” said Finebaum on McElroy and Cubelic in the Morning.
That was one of the biggest wins of the year in college football. You do have to wonder what that win means to Michigan State in saying to themselves, ‘Are we going to let another coach get away? We let Nick Saban get away 20 years ago.’ I think they’ll double their effort to try to keep him there. Whether that’s enough, I don’t know.”
Since LSU head coach Ed Orgeron agreed with the university to part ways with the football program after the conclusion of the 2021 season, replacements for the former national championship coach have riddled the news and social media.
Tucker’s name has been there since the beginning, and is moving higher and higher each week.