Newly-hired Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker now has the task of filling out his staff. Tucker is already trying to bring in one of the top assistants in the SEC – Kentucky’s Vince Marrow.
The Wildcats’ associate head coach is one of the most respected assistants in the country. Marrow currently coaches Kentucky’s tight ends and also serves as the team’s recruiting coordinator. There’s no doubt this would be a home-run hire for Tucker and Michigan State.
But Kentucky isn’t going to let Marrow simply walk away. Mark Stoops and the Wildcats have reportedly “returned with a counteroffer to Vince Marrow that is essentially equivalent to the Michigan St offer,” according to Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio.
Now, it’s all up to Marrow as to whether he stays at Kentucky or joins Tucker at Michigan State. Considering the offers are reportedly “equivalent,” it’d be surprising if the Kentucky associate head coach left his current job. But it’ll be interesting to see what happens over the next few days.
Sources tell KSR that UK has returned with a counteroffer to Vince Marrow that is essentially equivalent to the Michigan St offer
Now it’s just about what he wants to do
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) February 13, 2020
There’s no doubt Tucker is aiming high as he fills out his new coaching staff. But he has a tough challenge ahead of him.
If Marrow’s up to the challenge, heading to Michigan State makes sense. But if he’s satisfied with his current position, staying at Kentucky is the right choice.
With both offers on the table, Marrow has a difficult choice ahead of him.