Coach Mel Tucker earns Coach of the Week after weekend thriller

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The Michigan State Spartans earned themselves a massive upset victory over the No. 8 ranked and previously undefeated Northwestern Wildcats.

The victory was already the second major win in the tenure of 1st year Spartans head coach Mel Tucker, who had earned his first signature victory in an upset victory over in-state rival Michigan on October 31.

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And now, he’s earned some national recognition.

Tucker has been named the recipient of the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Week award, which is given to the head coach who led his team to a significant victory during the previous week.

“Coach Tucker is already leaving his mark at Michigan State with two marquee wins during his first season,” said Jim Terry, chairman of the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation. “Coach Dodd believed every game was important, but there’s no doubt that he would admire how Coach Tucker has been able to motivate his team against some of its toughest competition this season.”

Congratulations to coach Tucker!

– – Quotes via Chick-Fil-A PeachBowl.com Link – –