DENVER– Mel Tucker is leaving Colorado after one season to become the head football coach at Michigan State.
On Saturday, Tucker tweeted about the speculation, saying he was committed to CU Buffs Football.
While I am flattered to be considered for the HC job @MSU_football, I am committed to @CUBuffsFootball for #TheBuild of our program, its great athletes, coaches & supporters. #UnfinishedBusiness #GoBuffs
— Mel Tucker (@Coach_mtucker) February 8, 2020
Following the unofficial announcement that Tucker was leaving for Michigan State, fans and players took to social media to share their frustrations and disappointment.
CU running back Joe Davis tweeted, “Can’t believe this.. crazy how promises can just be thrown away for some money.”
Can’t believe this.. crazy how promises can just be thrown away for some 💰 https://t.co/MJENYDH4s2
— ⚡️Joe Davis (@joshia_davis7) February 12, 2020
Drew Pearson, a former Dallas Cowboy, had this to say on Twitter, “MEL TUCKER IS A CON MAN! He recruited my grandson to go to CU said he wasn’t going anywhere then ups and leaves. Sat there and lied to my face he wasn’t going anywhere! So I want to beat him up today on social media. What else can I do?”
MEL TUCKER IS A CON MAN! He recruited my grandson to go to CU said he wasn’t going anywhere then ups and leaves. Sat there and lied to my face he wasn’t going anywhere!
So I want to beat him up today on social media.
What else can I do?
— Drew Pearson (@88DrewPearson) February 12, 2020
Jay Bilas tweeted, “Yet, the NCAA is concerned about player transfers and “poaching.” Tucker was under a multi-year contract, and at Colorado for just one year. So, tortious interference with contract is okay, but player transfers are not. Amazing.”
The amount of people Mel Tucker personally lied to even today, whew.
Glad he secured the bag and hope that job works out, because his personal reputation took a hit today.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) February 12, 2020
My Main Man! Roar!!! We all say travel welll to @Coach_mtucker. Life is too short to cry over spilled milk. Let’s pick up the pieces and move on. @CUBuffsFootball was not his dream job, plus the money was over the top. We have to find a brilliant, energetic and charismatic CU man https://t.co/BXZuayauxL
— Alfred Williams (@BigAlRadio) February 12, 2020