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Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Football Scoop is reporting that Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker has been offered a contract extension and a "significant raise" to remain the head coach of the Spartans.

Tucker has been mentioned as a candidate for the LSU job several times since the school announced on October 17 that they were parting ways with Ed Orgeron after the season.
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Sources with direct knowledge tell FootballScoop that Tucker has an offer effectively in hand from MSU leaders to both extend the length and raise the salary in Tucker's current pact. Tucker, per sources, is considered a prominent candidate at LSU, the 2019 CFP champion that is seeking a new coach after announcing plans to part ways with Ed Orgeron.

Terms of the proposed extension were not disclosed, but two sources told FootballScoop it was expected to provide “a significant raise.”
If Tucker is out of the mix at LSU, then who would you like to see hired as the Tigers next head coach?
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mcpotiger28 months
Good for him. Did NOT want. Aranda is the man!
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Vernonbrew2228 months
Yayyyyyyyy
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Dvice195628 months
Aranda
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bluebuck128 months
Championship 2109- Super job, Coach O, Coaching staff, Brady, Burrow, ElEt al.! Best college football season ever! LINK / Championship 2020 LINK No Championship 2020, 2021- Locker room lost, by the head coach. Players opt out. LINK / If the makeup, general concerns and collective needs of any major college football team is ignored, it does not matter what coach is hired, they will not win over and maintain control their locker room, in today’s culture.
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bluebuck128 months
Do us, not in the know, a favor and let us know what would be disastrous about hiring Tucker? We do know the media will be wrong about this hire, until Woodward has a press conference, to introduce the new coach.
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coachw28 months
Good. He would have been a disaster.
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ByUselves28 months
I agree...
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RTRrtr28 months
BREAKING NEWS With Tucker out of the picture, a new favorite has emerged: Coach Prime. Deion Sanders is BR bound
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coachw28 months
You better hope not. We don't need that clown either.
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LSUISTHEBEST2228 months
I posted that two weeks ago and TD removed my post.....
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Wallace Ritchie28 months
Thank you Sparty
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icoczar28 months
Just glad it won’t be tucker
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Luckydog28 months
Gene chizek or b napier? Qualified
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RTRrtr28 months
Gene Chizik hell yes! But he a hot candidate I’m not sure lsu can land
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Luckydog28 months
If u folks think mel tucker not qualified then nobody is! Not saying he is best candidate but his resume is top notch
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atltiger648728 months
"his resume is top notch".... Tucker was 7-12 as a head coach before this year. One good year doesn't indicate a guy is a great coach (Exhibit A: Ed Orgeron, 2019).
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PillageUrVillage28 months
Good
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1979Tiger28 months
No chest
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CapitolB28 months
Lol,what!?
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BowDownToLSU28 months
Great news … whew… Legacy hire
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Ba Ba Boooey28 months
Good for him and LSU
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Micro12Tiger28 months
I never considered Mel Tucker to be a serious candidate for the LSU job. As he isn't even remotely qualified. Anyway, with his contract extension and his new compensation package, I hope he stays to take advantage of them
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RTRrtr28 months
Just say what you mean. He’s black. Because his qualifications are solid. College and nfl
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Lowes knowsLSU28 months
Damn :( I do not want jimbo on lsu campus calling lsu plays. Much rather Mel tucker or some other person have yet to hear of yet. Hope jimbo receives a huge extension with 200 million buy out at his school. Hope woody hangs up the idea of going after Jimbo. Need a good one
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Micro12Tiger28 months
The Jimbo smoke is only all smoke. Woodward isn't hiring Jimbo because he isn't up to LSU's standards. Meanwhile, Tucker never had a prayer of getting the job.
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JackieTreehorn28 months
Well Edward T. Orgeron got the job so never count out Mel.
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CrystalPreserves28 months
@microtiger Two of our last three head coaches were potatoes. Tucker would have been a quantum leap upgrade, as any of the names being thrown around will be quantum leap upgrades.
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CDawson28 months
This is an easy way to say I want to stay at MSU knowing he was not going to get the LSU job.
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CanebreakCajun28 months
Good for him. He’s a good coach.
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atltiger648728 months
perhaps, but he’s had one good season. He was 7-12 before this year.
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CanebreakCajun28 months
I know alt. Didn’t say I want him. If he had another year similar to this one, he’d be a stronger candidate.
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CaLSUTigerFan28 months
I'm guessing every coach out there is hoping their name is tossed about for the job so they can get a nice raise/contract extension from their current school.
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