East Lansing, MI – It appears Mel Tucker will see a change in his coaching staff over the next season.
Mike TresselThe Michigan state security coach is expected to be released, according to Yahoo! ‘s Pete Thamel. Cincinnati’s new defensive coordinator becomes. Sports.’
He’s been an assistant coach at MSU for 14 years and was one of two people to date from the Mark Dantonio era after Tucker was hired on February 12.
Tressel began his career as a graduate assistant in South Dakota in 1996 and served as a graduate assistant in Ohio in the early 2000s when Dantonio was the defense coordinator.
In addition, Tucker trained the defenders, while Luke Fickell, head coach at Cincinnati, was the coordinator of the special teams.
After Pat Narduzzi left the Spartans to work as head coach in Pittsburgh (a year before MSU played the college football playoffs), Tressel spent three seasons as co-defensive coordinator alongside Harlon Barnett.
However, Barnett went to Florida and allowed Tressel to become the sole defense coordinator for the next two years.
In 2018, the state of Michigan was ranked in the top 10 for rapid defense (# 1), goal defense (# 8), and overall defense (# 10).
Following Dantonio’s resignation, Tressel was promoted to deputy head coach, which resulted in a contract extension until March 2022.
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