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The whole coaching search seemed like a cluster fuck. Eventually hiring Tucker, who has a 5-7 record, after he publicly said he wasn't interested.

$5.5M for 6 years makes him one of the highest paid HCs in CFB after essentially doing nothing. Other ADs have to be pissed. 

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Wow I didn't realize how bad things were going in Spartyville.  Fickell turned them down. From SI:.  https://www.si.com/college/2020/02/12/michigan-state-mel-tucker-salary-ncaa

......Michigan State set out to find a new coach, partnering with coaching search exec Glenn Sugiyama—not exactly a guy considered to be at the forefront of his profession. The Spartan brass talked to San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh and Tucker, the head coach at Colorado. Both pulled out of the running for the job, perhaps sensing that the real target all along was Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell, the ideal man for the job. Then Fickell turned down the job Monday. On Tuesday, a Michigan State trustee said the school didn’t want a “waffling flake,” an apparent shot at Fickell. Later Tuesday, the school landed the waffling flake Mel Tucker, a couple of days after he turned down the job and within hours of him publicly reaffirming his commitment to the Buffaloes.

How did they get Tucker to change his mind? With what The Athletic reported will be an annual salary of double the $2.7 million he made at Colorado in 2019.

Yes, they’re paying at least $5.5 million to a guy who had a losing record in his only year as a head coach, despite inheriting a four-year starting quarterback (Steven Montez) who leaves Colorado as the school’s all-time leader in total offense, and potential first-round NFL draft pick Laviska Shenault at wide receiver. The Buffaloes were outscored by more than eight points per game, with losses to Oregon by 42, Washington State by 31, Utah by 30 and a very bad UCLA team by 17.......

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And I thought you were kidding on among the top paid coaches he is now.    https://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/salaries

Oh Dabo jumped everyone......and Day at OSU is #22. 

 

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Want a top 10 NCAA D-1A head coach it'll cost you $6,000,000 plus per year.

Ridiculous ?   Or a prerequisite for trying to get a final four team.

Oh it looks like a few schools aren't getting their money's worth on a top 20 guy.   And the money carousel keeps going on and on.

........edit add, it was true this year for the final #1 (after bonus $4M base),   #2  $9.3M and  #4 $6.8M.   only #3 Ohio State was the steal at $4.8M. the 22nd highest paid HC.

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