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Michigan State gives Mel Tucker a $95 million, 10-year deal

Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker instructs his team against Ohio State during an NCAA...
Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker instructs his team against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)(Jay LaPrete | AP)
Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 10:23 PM EST
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Michigan State is giving Mel Tucker a $95 million, 10-year contract to stay, making an aggressive move to keep a football coach who potentially could leave for LSU or the NFL.

The landmark deal funded by donors was announced on Wednesday night.

The 12th-ranked Spartans close the regular season against Penn State on Saturday at home.

Only Alabama’s Nick Saban is paid more on an annual basis.

Tucker’s 10-year deal puts him in select company with two coaches with the same term, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher.

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11/24/2021 9:45:47 PM (GMT -5:00)