According to this report from the Detroit Freep, Michigan State is set to make Mel Tucker the highest paid coach in the conference:
— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) November 17, 2021
Two seasons in, Tucker has beaten Michigan twice and reached 16 wins so far. The deal is reportedly for 10-years.
There were rumblings that LSU was in hot pursuit of the Michigan State headman.
These facts from the @freep story are crazy:
The new deal would make Mel Tucker the highest-paid Black head coach in American sports, passing David Shaw.
Mike Tomlin is making $8 million as the highest-paid Black coach in the NFL.
Only 3 NFL coaches in 2021 are making more.
— Brandon Champion (@BrandonthaChamp) November 17, 2021