Mel Tucker removes name from consideration for Michigan State job
The next head coach at Michigan State will not be Mel Tucker.
It was reported that the Colorado head coach would interview for the job over the weekend, along with Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell. However, Saturday afternoon, Tucker tweeted out that he has no plans on taking the job at Michigan State.
“While I am flattered to be considered for the [head coach] job at [Michigan State], I am committed to [Colorado] for the build of our program, its great athletes, coaches and supporters,” Tucker tweeted.
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
— Mel Tucker (@Coach_mtucker) February 8, 2020
Tucker has been a head coach for just one season at Colorado, leading the Buffaloes to a 5-7 season. However, as a former player at Wisconsin in the early 1990s, he did have B1G ties.
Fickell has been the favorite to land the job since Mark Dantonio announced his retirement last Tuesday. Currently, defensive coordinator Mike Tressel is serving as the acting head coach while Michigan State conducts its search.