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On Monday, we published LSU Coach Odds that had Ole Miss' Lane Kiffin as the favorite to land the job in Baton Rouge, according to BetOnline.

New odds from BetOnline emerged late Monday afternoon showing Michigan State's Mel Tucker as the new favorite.


Here's a look at Tucker's coaching bio:

Mel Tucker - Michigan State Head Coach
Record at Michigan State: 9–5
Age: 49
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Alma Mater: Wisconsin (1994) Defensive Back
Annual salary: $5.5 million
Coaching career:
1997–1998: Michigan State (GA)
1999: Miami (OH) (DB)
2000: LSU (DB)
2001–2003: Ohio State (DB)
2004: Ohio State (co-DC)
2005–2007: Cleveland Browns (DB)
2008: Cleveland Browns (DC)
2009–2011: Jacksonville Jaguars (DC)
2011: Jacksonville Jaguars (interim)
2012: Jacksonville Jaguars (AHC/DC)
2013–2014: Chicago Bears (DC)
2015: Alabama (AHC/DB)
2016–2018: Georgia (DC/DB)
2019: Colorado (HC)
2020–present: Michigan State (HC)
Complete Bio
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No Im sorry, but if you fired Orgeron to hire a mediocre coach that hasnt proven himself. Thats straight up bull shite. Its quite obvious if he is the favorite its LSU tryjng to appeal to blacks. And as a black man myself Im saying you need to seriously reevaluate your thinking with Mel Tucker.
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Respect
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I'm the same. I like Mel, but he's way down my list. If we get to him then we have failed to promote how good this job is.
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Same for me as well. Mel is ?? a good coach. Like Aranda he shouldn't be the top of the leader board.
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They researched our critical race theory woke emperor
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Tucker maybe the best coach ever. He went 2-5 last year. True He is undefeated this year. He hasn’t beat a team with a winning record yet. Way to early in his coaching career for Mel to take over LSU.
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His record and resume are not what is putting him at the top of the list I'm afraid.
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Gotta love that affirmative action hire!
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Tucker is 14-12 as an HC! Let that sink in. MSU has not played anyone good in their conference, their best win is NW. Meanwhile, we have a guy who won 9 games twice at Vandy and 11 games, 3 times at Penn State, but the race hustlers will call people who say Tucker is bad hire racist, eventhough those who oppose Tucker would be fine with Franklin BECAUSE HE IS QUALIFIED. IT IS ABOUT BEING QUALIFIED! Everyone bitched about CEO not being qualified and not some you want to hire another unqualified coach. SMH
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If you're ok with losing 2-3 games a year and never winning the big games then sure, hire Franklin.
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You clearly do not get the point do your scrappy?
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10 plus coaches mentioned but you only focus on 2,low quality information thugs keep exposing themselves.
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Everything WOKE turns to SHIT!
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That fricker better not hire Tucker!
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That rhymes
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This guy is two wins over .500 in college and holds a losing record in the NFL. He’s not going to be the next HC at LSU. Forget Vegas.
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No body said shite about anybody being black. If you don’t have the resume it doesn’t make a damn what color you are. So STFU with this race bullshite
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The two posts right before yours are talking about BLM. But sure, pretend nobody on this site bothered by the fact that he’s black
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His resume is pretty good. Not great, but not bad.
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Who's resume? He is 14-12 as an HC.
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woke us pokus give us a coach with skin the darkest
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frick Lane and Mel Tucker.
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This would be so “WOKE” of LSU to hire an inexperienced, inferior,and unproven candidate based on nothing more than skin tone!
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As opposed to being so “IGNORANT “ to hire inexperienced, inferior, and unproven candidate based on nothing more than “he’s one of us”?
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Im actually not a fan of Tucker (if it happens) simply based on record but woke has nothing to do with it.
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Don’t think you pay all that buyout money to hire a guy that hasn’t proven anything at all.
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I’ll support any new coach. LSU hired O because he was one of us; I hope LSU is not hiring someone because he’s one of them.
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Tucker doesn't have the track record.
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Tucker are you fricking shitting me?
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Obvious smokescreen is obvious
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Quality individual BUT, not a 'first choice' if you are swinging for the fence! Media's first choice because it is all about WOKE now!
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LSU fans would revolt
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I’d rather have kept O if we hire Tucker. Get your hands off this hire, William Tate!!’nn
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