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Official Michigan State/Mel Tucker Hate Thread

MtnBuff

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I'll just remind you all that we won a national championship with a coach I would describe as "great recruiter, questionable game day coach".

College football is 90% recruiting. I'll take great recruiter/mediocre game day over the opposite 10 times out of 10.
No question, the players make the difference.

Problem with Mel is that when it comes to playing his recruits overall look better on paper than they do on the field. Attrition rate is high and a lot don't live up to their hype.
 
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The Alabaster Yak

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That contract was comnpletely out of line with anything ever issued before to a coach who hadn't won national titles.
Hence the desperation of a college football program that aspires to compete for national championships and thought they’d found an elite coach and didn’t want to lose him.
 

HockeyBuff

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I’m thankful now that Michigan State stole Mel away from CU. I did like the energy he brought to our program for the short time he was here. But I’m so glad that the $95 million dollar contract is the Spartans’ problem and not ours. If we had thrown a ton of money at Mel to keep him, we’d be in the place they find themselves now. So enjoy Spartans! and… go State or go Big Green…. Or whatever the heck they say for their team.
 

The Alabaster Yak

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I’m thankful now that Michigan State stole Mel away from CU. I did like the energy he brought to our program for the short time he was here. But I’m so glad that the $95 million dollar contract is the Spartans’ problem and not ours. If we had thrown a ton of money at Mel to keep him, we’d be in the place they find themselves now. So enjoy Spartans! and… go State or go Big Green…. Or whatever the heck they say for their team.
You’ll never have to worry about a $95m contract at CU
 

HockeyBuff

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You’ll never have to worry about a $95m contract at CU
You’re right. But I can see Mel having really stretched our CU budget to a point where we’d be stuck with him here and have the MSU headache they have now. Clearly not $95 million but what if had got a deal for $20? Or even $30?

Just glad he’s a Spartan and not a Buff.
 

Buffnik

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MT has the promotion and the motivation aspects pretty elite. I also think he's a high level defensive mind, even though the performance of his secondary at MSU has been surprisingly bad.

I think he's missing out on having top assistants, other than getting Kap into his program and keeping him. Hard for an OL coach to not be loyal when he's getting paid $1M a year.
 

goalline

Still trying to miss the ground
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MT has the promotion and the motivation aspects pretty elite. I also think he's a high level defensive mind, even though the performance of his secondary at MSU has been surprisingly bad.

I think he's missing out on having top assistants, other than getting Kap into his program and keeping him. Hard for an OL coach to not be loyal when he's getting paid $1M a year.
I agree he’s a great motivator and is very persuasive. I don’t really know about his expertise and ability to plan and teach, but he seems above average. However, he seems fundamentally dishonest and can’t deliver on the promises he sells. As players and people in the program figure that out it becomes a rot from within the core of the program.
 
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