29.5 F
Detroit
Monday, February 17, 2020

Alabama coach Nick Saban reportedly aided Spartans in coach search

Must Read

Report: John Beilein may step down as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers

It has been an extremely difficult season for John Beilein and according to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski,...

Arizona State University president already taking shots at Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh

The Michigan Wolverines and Arizona State Sun Devils are in talks to play one another in a home-and-home series...

Report: Michigan Wolverines set to hire Albany DC Keith Dudzinski

At the same time that the Michigan State Spartans have been unable to add to their coaching staff, their...
Michael Whitaker
Always at the front lines of Detroit Sports.

Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban reportedly lent an assist to his former program’s head coach search.

Embed from Getty Images

- Advertisement -

According to a source with inside knowledge of the situation, Saban assisted in Michigan State’s quest to bring in a successor to Mark Dantonio.

Of course, they’d eventually hire Colorado coach Mel Tucker, who was an assistant for Saban in East Lansing.

- Advertisement -

“I’m very interested in Michigan State having the right person,'” Saban said in the phone call, according to the source. “And they weren’t bashful about asking Nick.”

Saban served as head coach of the Spartans from 1995-1999 after having previously served as defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach from 1983-1987.

“Mel has made a name for himself as one of the best and brightest coaches in our profession,” Saban said of Tucker, who was a head coach at Colorado for one season before taking the MSU job. Tucker also was an interim head coach in the NFL, for the Jacksonville Jaguars, amid a slew of coaching jobs since he played at Wisconsin in the mid-1990s. “I believe he will do a tremendous job as head coach of the Spartans. MSU is getting a guy with infinite class and a great personality, who is smart, works hard, and does it with an incredible amount of enthusiasm and positive energy.

Embed from Getty Images

“Mel is a tireless recruiter who knows the game of college football and understands what it will take to be successful in East Lansing.”

– – Quotes courtesy of Tony Paul of the Detroit News Link – –

- Advertisement -

Have something to say? Click here to jump to the comments!

SourceTony Paul

Comments

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Report: John Beilein may step down as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers

It has been an extremely difficult season for John Beilein and according to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski,...

Arizona State University president already taking shots at Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh

The Michigan Wolverines and Arizona State Sun Devils are in talks to play one another in a home-and-home series at some point in the...

Report: Michigan Wolverines set to hire Albany DC Keith Dudzinski

At the same time that the Michigan State Spartans have been unable to add to their coaching staff, their in-state rivals from Ann Arbor...

Cincinatti DC Marcus Freeman rejects “significant attempt” by Michigan State to hire him

The Michigan State Spartans were able to get their brand new head football coach in Mel Tucker following the abrupt retirement of Mark Dantonio....

Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill gets testy explaining yet another blowout loss

Detroit Red Wings head Coach Jeff Blashill has had to do this all season - explain why his team lost by multiple goals, what...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -