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Mel Tucker (HC Michigan St. Spartans)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by BurgBuck52, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Well, crap.

    But congratulations to Mel and his family. Terrific hire for Saban.
     
  2. Just like with Herman, this thread doesn't belong in the Alumni forum. He didn't go to OSU...
     
  3. blufftonbuck

    blufftonbuck Freshman

  4. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    He didn’t get a thread bump as HC at CU Boulder, maybe his new gig in the B1G is reason enough for a bump lol

    https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/michigan-state/spartans/2020/02/12/mel-tucker-michigan-state-football/4730856002/

    Sounds like he’ll be paid in the $5MM range... not too shabby
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2020
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  5. colobuck79

    colobuck79 tilter of wind*ills

  6. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

  7. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

  8. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    The post is spot on though. There are maybe 10-12 programs that have a real shot of doing anything at a national level and all but THE, USC (currently a clusterfuck) and OU (arguablu in the South) are in the South. While it's fun to be one of the lead dogs, if the playoff is going to be the same six or programs every year, it's not great for the game.
     
  9. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I hear you. I agree the post is correct. But that person doesn’t understand reality. If they did, there would be no reason to complain. Just accept and move on. It is what it is and he shouldn’t have been so invested in CU starting long ago because they haven’t been competitive for years. Same advice goes to UNLV guy who wanted the government to step in and somehow create a level playing field so UNLV would be relevant. Aint happening. CU has been an afterthought for long before Tucker bolted. This!? Now!? Is what finally broke him? Where’s he been? CU is in a power 5, located in beautiful Boulder, travels to AZ and up and down the Pacific coast. They just lost their coach, to dreary East Lansing. A school mired in controversy currently and what will always be the second team in TSUN. Ohio State’s bitch. Granted, Tucker is an alum of Sparty but c’mon. Their coach bolted for a job nobody wanted. Where did he think CU was in the pecking order?

    If the current landscape has killed his fandom, that fandom should have been dead 15 years ago. What took so long to wake up? Did he somehow think things were different for CU 3 days ago with Tucker at the helm?

    Not arguing anything is fair/unfair. It just is what it is and has been for a long while.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2020
  10. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Official. Press conference at 6:30.

     
  11. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    The difference is that in the past, even 15-20 years ago, a school like CU, with a so-so natural recruiting base, OK tradition, and "power 5" conference affiliation could, if it wasn't at any given time dysfunctional and hired a good coach, compete at a pretty high level with some consistency and make a legit run at being elite for a season here and there. Now, with disparities in conference payouts and truly national recruiting by the handful of the biggest and richest national powers, a school like CU can do everything right (and they mostly seemed to with Tucker) and still have little to no shot at being more than middling. CU did pretty much everything right here. MSU, which is no great power itself, did pretty much everything worng. But because of BIG money, MSU got what it wanted. That's not healthy for the game. Ohio State has committed to being a great power and reaps the rewards. MSU hasn't and shouldn't but because BIG, it does.
     
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  12. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    That’s why CU fan needs to let it go. It is what it is. It’s why I quit on the Reds. MLB baseball is a joke. It’s not fair nor does it pretend to be. The large market teams dominate with few exceptions. Baseball doesn’t care about a salary cap so why would I get worked up over the Reds getting outspent by 3 to 4 dollars for every 1 they spend? FA will never come if they are high dollar stars. Not since Ken Griffey Jr. have they signed a high caliber player that other teams wanted. The Reds don’t get me down because I understand the reality that they face as a team and I, as a fan. Joe Stud can spurn the Reds’ offer (if they ever made one lol) for the Dodgers or Yankees and it’s not going to break me. I knew what it was from the start. CU is a small market team. Sparty is a B1G market team. No pun intended.
     
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  13. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    Fair enough.
     
  14. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Totally forgot he was the one that said “there’s no transfer portal in the real world.”

    The main tweet referencing that press conference has been deleted. But I found my post from the transfer thread.

    He was, rightfully, dragged for that back then. Somehow made it worse now.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2020
  15. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    They should have just stuck with the Tressel kid.

    Seriously, how much more of an improvement is Mel Tucker?
     
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