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    MSU, Mel Tucker complete landmark 10-year, $95 million contract extension

    Michigan State completed a historic contract extension for head football coach Mel Tucker on Wednesday night, sources with direct knowledge of the deal told The Detroit News.

    The Spartans’ second-year coach signed a reported 10-year, $95 million extension that makes him the highest-paid coach in the Big Ten and the second-highest paid coach in the country behind Alabama’s Nick Saban, a former MSU coach who makes $9.753 million.

    “Every day I wake up feeling humbled to be the Head Football Coach at Michigan State,” Tucker said in a statement provided to The News. “It is my privilege to work alongside our student-athletes, coaches and staff who embody our culture of hard work, discipline, and excellence — on and off the field.

    “Thank you to our Board of Trustees, President Stanley and our administration, Alan Haller and the athletics staff, our incredible donors and fans — and of course Coach Izzo for the support and resources you provide MSU to build Spartan football — we could not do it without you.

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