Michigan State gives Mel Tucker a $95 million, 10-year deal

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer

Michigan State is giving Mel Tucker a $95 million, 10-year contract to stay, making an aggressive move to keep a football coach who potentially could have left for LSU or the NFL.

The deal funded by donors was announced Wednesday night.

The 12th-ranked Spartans close the regular season against Penn State on Saturday at home.

Only Alabama's Nick Saban is paid more on an annual basis.

Tucker's 10-year deal puts him in select company with two coaches with the same term, Clemson's Dabo Swinney and Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher.

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