The Colorado football program has announced its next head coach. On Wednesday, December 5, the Buffaloes announced that Mel Tucker will be serving as the program’s new leading man. Tucker spent the last three years as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at the University of Georgia.
“Colorado has always been a place that I thought should be relevant in the national championship conversation year-in and year-out, because of its tradition and a seemingly endless list of what the school has to offer,” Tucker said in a statement released by the university.
“What we have to offer are some of the best facilities in the country, strong academics, and an amazing environment as a whole. Colorado should be a ‘no excuse’ program. There’s absolutely no reason we can’t achieve success at an extremely high level.
Tucker steps in to replace Mike MacIntyre, who was able to bring the Colorado program for the depth of hell.
“I can remember when Colorado was dominant with players like Kordell Stewart, Rashaan Salaam, Chris Hudson, Darian Hagan, Alfred Williams and others,” Tucker continued. “Colorado always had difference makers and was very dynamic on both sides of the ball. That’s the imprint instilled in my mind when it came to CU. My plan is to continue to restore that tradition and make sure that Colorado once again becomes an elite national program. There’s not a better place in America to live, to coach and go to school.”
With Tucker moving on from UGA, the Bulldogs will still be forced to pay at least $14.75 million.