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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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Good for him. Did NOT want. Aranda is the man!
Reply13 days
Yayyyyyyyy
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Aranda
Reply13 days
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.
Reply13 days
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.
Reply13 days
Good. He would have been a disaster.
Reply14 days
I agree...
13 days
BREAKING NEWS With Tucker out of the picture, a new favorite has emerged: Coach Prime. Deion Sanders is BR bound
Reply14 days
You better hope not. We don't need that clown either.
14 days
I posted that two weeks ago and TD removed my post.....
14 days
Thank you Sparty
Reply14 days
Just glad it won’t be tucker
Reply14 days
Gene chizek or b napier? Qualified
Reply14 days
Gene Chizik hell yes! But he a hot candidate I’m not sure lsu can land
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If u folks think mel tucker not qualified then nobody is! Not saying he is best candidate but his resume is top notch
Reply14 days
"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).
12 days
Good
Reply14 days
No chest
Reply14 days
Lol,what!?
12 days
Great news … whew… Legacy hire
Reply14 days
Good for him and LSU
Reply14 days
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
Reply14 days
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Just say what you mean. He’s black. Because his qualifications are solid. College and nfl
14 days
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
Reply14 days
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.
14 days
Well Edward T. Orgeron got the job so never count out Mel.
14 days
@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.
14 days
This is an easy way to say I want to stay at MSU knowing he was not going to get the LSU job.
Reply14 days
Good for him. He’s a good coach.
Reply14 days
perhaps, but he’s had one good season. He was 7-12 before this year.
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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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White people happy for what reason?
Reply14 days
White people happy because they didn’t want Tucker to be the LSU head coach.
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I'm happy because he's not one of the top candidates for the job in my opinion. But I presume a lot of white people were probably upset because, based on career record alone, he wouldn't be considered a candidate if he himself were white.
14 days
Tucker was 7-12 before this year. That’s not good enough, regardless of whether his skin is black, white, green, or blue.
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