On Wednesday morning, the Michigan State Spartans filled their head coaching vacancy left by former head coach Mark Dantonio. The Spartans landed former Colorado head coach Mel Tucker in the wee hours of the morning.
It was a somewhat controversial decision from Tucker. The former Buffaloes head coach made it clear he was committed to leading the program in a post on social media just last week. He expressed his desire to lead Colorado, but was gone just a week later.
While those in Colorado fume over the decision from Tucker, those in East Lansing are breathing a sigh of relief. Tucker isn’t the biggest hire, but he’s been a solid coach at numerous stops along the road.
Despite just touching down in Michigan today, he’s already hard at work on his coaching staff.
According to multiple reports, the Spartans are hoping to poach a top SEC assistant coach. Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio reported Tucker is on the hunt for Kentucky associate head coach Vince Marrow.
Michigan State is offering Vince Marrow enough money to make him one of the 2 highest paid non OC/DC Assistants in America
Question is whether Kentucky will match it
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) February 12, 2020
The Wildcats aren’t expected to allow Marrow to leave without a fight.
Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops had to cut his vacation short to meet with Marrow this afternoon.
Can Stoops keep Marrow on the staff?