Mark Dantonio set a standard at Michigan State that Mel Tucker is hoping to take to the next level. During his 13 years at the helm, Dantonio became winningest coach in program history.

Now in retirement, the topic of the 65-year-old Dantonio’s candidacy for the College Football Hall of Fame is being discussed. Tucker believes the Michigan State legend is a worthy candidate.

Dantonio amassed a 114-57 record along with three B1G titles (2010, 2013, 2015) while at Michigan State. Dantonio earned B1G Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2013. Dantonio guided the Spartans to its lone appearance in the College Football Playoff in 2015.

During his second season at Michigan State, Tucker has guided the No. 10 Spartans to a 10-2 record en route to earning a lucrative contract extension.

Michigan State concludes the season with a matchup vs. No. 12 Pitt in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 30.