Michigan State’s Mel Tucker Earns Big Ten Coach of the Year Awards
Michigan State's Mel Tucker has done an incredible job with the entire MSU football team this season.
I think for me personally, it was watching the MSU vs U/M game that sealed the deal. That and watching Kenneth Walker score 5 touchdowns alone in that great game.
Overall the Spartans did a great job this season ending up 10-2 and 7-2 in the Big Ten. MSU's last game was against Penn State in East Lansing and with that win, the Spartans are bowl bound in a New Year's Six bowl game.
Now let's get on with the good stuff. According to mlive.com:
Tucker on Tuesday was named the Big Ten's Hayes Schembechler Coach of the Year (coaches vote) and Dave McClain Coach of the Year (media vote).
There is no question about it, Michigan State's Mel Tucker deserves these coach of the year awards.
You can tell just by watching coach Tucker that he has passion and drive when it comes to his coaching abilities. Tucker is certainly a good fit for MSU's football program and it's nice to have him here in East Lansing.
Mlive.com also adds:
He is the sixth coach in program history to win the award and first since his predecessor Mark Dantonio claimed it in 2013, after previously winning in 2010. The other Spartans to win it were Dennis Stolz (1974), Darryl Rogers (1978), George Perles (1987) and John L. Smith (2003).
And let's also throw in that Michigan State's Mel Tucker received a $25,000 bonus just for being named Big Ten Coach of the Year. Again, well deserved and we really appreciate everything that coach Tucker has done for our Michigan State fans. GO GREEN!