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Details of Mel Tucker's contract have been released and WKAR has received a copy of the employment agreement. Tucker was officially named as the 25th head coach of the Michigan State football program yesterday.

Tucker has a base salary of $3.8 million, $1.2 million in supplemental annual income, and a $400,000 retention bonus through a six-year deal to the year 2026. Tucker will also receive $100,000 annually from suppliers of footwear and apparel for the program, moving his annual pay to $5.5 million. Written in the contract is a $6 million pool for 10 assistants in his first year as head coach and MSU will pay $3 million to the University of Colorado for Tucker's contract buyout. 

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A week after the winningnest football coach in Michigan State history, Mark Dantonio, announced his retirment in the wake of alleged NCAA violations and a bruising season, Mel Tucker was officially named head coach of the MSU football team.

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First reported by The Athletic's Bruce Feldman, Michigan State University has found its next football coach in Mel Tucker, current head coach at the University of Colorado . Tucker, 48, will replace Mark Dantonio, who coached the MSU football program for 13 seasons. Dantonio announced his retirement last week. No contract terms have become immediately available. The news comes after front-runner Luke Fickell, who is the current head coach at the University of Cincinnati, turned down the MSU job on Monday morning.
 

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The Michigan State football team finished the season with a 27-21 victory over Wake Forest on Friday night at Yankee Stadium in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. The win moved the Spartans record to 7-6, marking the 11th winning season in 13 years under head coach Mark Dantonio. 

Listen to what the Spartans had to say after the victory. 

Michigan State Beats Wake Forest 27-21 In Pinstripe Bowl

Dec 27, 2019
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NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Lewerke threw for 320 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score in Michigan State’s 27-21 victory over Wake Forest on Friday night in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

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The Michigan State football team is expected to have up to 20 players sign national letters of intent today for the early signing period of the 2020 recruiting class. 

According to 247 Sports, the class is ranked 38th nationally, and 11th in the Big Ten Conference. 

Listen as Mark Dantonio addresses the media this morning from Spartan Stadium, giving you details on the future players who will be wearing Green and White on the gridiron. 


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