Can Mel Tucker Cut The Cake?
So there is a new sheriff in town, and his name is Mel Tucker. Tucker is the new MSU head football coach. Mel comes from the University of Colorado, where after just one year he departed to East Lansing to take Mark Dantonio's job. Dantonio splits after becoming the winningest coach in MSU history. But, Dantonio left with some controversy. He told the public he was coming back, then changed his mind. Well, that's another story... Mel Tucker is the new story here.
Coach Tucker comes with a long list of past coaching tours. He began here in East Lansing as a grad assistant to Nick Saban. Since then, he has been at multiple Universities and the NFL. I believe Saban had a large part in the MSU hiring process. Mel Tucker comes into a very tedious situation with the MSU football program. Dantonio really left the cupboard half bare. MSU needs a quarterback badly. I feel Rocky Lombardi can't get the job done. Maybe I'm wrong, but I doubt it. The defense has holes in it too. I have to believe Coach Tucker is on the recruiting trail now. He has also put together a solid staff.
People keep asking me, how's the team going to look under the guidance of the new coach? I tell them let's wait and see when they play the games. It will take at least a year to get this team back on track, but Mel Tucker from afar seems up to the task. All we can do is be confident he can cut the cake.