According to multiple reports Wednesday night, Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker has officially signed his contract extension. Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel was first to report the news.

It comes after more than a week of speculation that Tucker would soon sign a massive deal to remain in East Lansing. The 2nd-year coach has the Spartans in the midst of a 9-2 season and currently 12th in the College Football Playoff rankings. They were just 2-5 in his 1st season.

Tucker’s deal will keep him at Michigan State through 2031 and is expected to pay him $9.5 million per year. According to The Detroit Free Press, MSU alumni Mat Ishbia and Steve St. Andre are donating the money for Tucker’s raise. Official details for Tucker’s deal have not yet been released, but it’s expected he’ll become one of the highest-paid coaches in college football.

“Every day I wake up feeling humbled to be the Head Football Coach at Michigan State. It is my privilege to work alongside our student-athletes, coaches and staff who embody our culture of hard work, discipline, and excellence—on and off the field,” Tucker said in a statement provided to the Free Press.

“… It is a process to build a championship-winning program. A process that drives us to be better. A process that demands relentless soul and grit. And a process that requires support from Spartans across the globe.

“I am honored to be a part of the Spartan process today, and for years to come.”

Despite a loss to Ohio State last week—of the blowout variety, 56-7—Tucker has guided Michigan State to a strong year and has outperformed expectations. The Spartans were picked to finish last in the East during the preseason. They host Penn State on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC with a chance to move to 7-2 in Big Ten play, what would be the best record in league play for MSU since the 2017 season.