Report: Former Minnesota OC/QBs coach joining Michigan State staff
Mel Tucker is bringing more of his assistant coaches from Colorado to Michigan State.
On Monday, Bruce Feldman of The Athletic reported that former Colorado offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jay Johnson will be joining Tucker in East Lansing. Johnson was once the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Minnesota, where he spent the 2016 season.
Johnson was at Colorado for just one season, after spending the previous two years at Georgia. He’s also had stops at Louisiana and Central Michigan.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 18, 2020
Johnson becomes the second assistant coach from Colorado to follow Tucker to Michigan State. Earlier on Monday, it was reported that Chris Kapilovic would also join the Spartans staff as the offensive line coach.
Kapilovic coached the offensive line at Colorado for one season after spending time at North Carolina.
Tucker has been working quickly to fill the vacancies on his staff. He has also retained Michigan State assistants Mike Tressel and Ron Burton, keeping a little Mark Dantonio flavor on the sidelines for the upcoming season.