The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman is reporting that Colorado Buffaloes head coach Mel Tucker has agreed to a deal that would make him the head coach at Michigan State.

The report states that Tucker will more than double his current salary of $2.7 million and double his assistant coaching salary pool, which was $3.15 million at Colorado. There will also be more money allocated to the Michigan State strength and condition budget.

The Detroit Free Press reported Friday evening that Tucker would interview for the job over the weekend, but Tucker shot down the rumors the next day on Twitter. Tucker also toured radio stations today to double-down publically on his commitment to Colorado.

Tucker was the head coach at Colorado for one season, in which he amassed a 5-7 record. He also signed the best recruiting class in eight years, per’s composited rankings.

Michigan State’s head coach position was left vacant after Mark Dantonio stepped down earlier this month, after 13 years at the helm of the program. Dantonio had a salary of $4.4 million.

Stay tuned to DNVR for updates to this developing story.


Henry was born in Columbia Falls, Montana and graduated from Columbia Falls High School in 2015. He earned bachelor's degrees in journalism and economics from the University of Montana in 2019. Henry joined BSN Denver as a remote staff writer in 2017, providing support to BSN's Broncos beat reporters. He interned at BSN headquarters in the summer of 2018 and accepted a full-time position after graduating from UM.

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