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Tad Boyle talks Mel Tucker’s departure to Michigan State: “As a Colorado football fan, I’m disappointed”

BOULDER — Count CU basketball coach Tad Boyle among the many fans bummed that Mel Tucker bolted for the head football coaching job at Michigan State.

“I thought Mel did a terrific job in the short time he was here — he energized the fan base and Buffs nation, he built a culture and he recruited well,” Boyle said. “Obviously as a Colorado football fan, I’m disappointed.”

Tucker resigned from CU about 14 months after accepting the job, and after one season in which Colorado went 5-7. He’s reportedly set to more than double his $2.4 million salary at Michigan State.