Mel Tucker has taken over as the new head football coach at Michigan State, and he is apparently planning some big changes.
Tucker is not going to retain any of Mark Dantonio’s assistant coaches, the Detroit Free Press’ Chris Solari reported on Thursday night.
New MSU football coach Mel Tucker will not retain any of Mark Dantonio's assistant coaches, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to the Free Press. An MSU spokesman could not comment.
— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) February 14, 2020
Tucker will have big bucks at his disposal when building his coaching staff. Not only did Michigan State double the salary Tucker was making at Colorado, but they also reportedly gave him double the money pool for his staff.
Tucker may want to use that extra money to try luring some of his previous assistants from Boulder. Colorado couldn’t afford to keep Tucker and probably would find similar difficulties if this situation arose.
Tucker went 5-7 last season, which was his first at Colorado. Michigan State is coming off consecutive 7-6 seasons under Dantonio, who resigned the day after being accused of NCAA violations.