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Michigan State Football: Who could Mel Tucker replace Mike Tressel with?

Michigan State defensive coordinator Mike Tressel answers questions after the 51-17 win over Western Michigan at Spartan Stadium, Saturday, September 7, 2019. 09072019 Msuwmu2ndhalf 24

With Mike Tressel expected to take the Cincinnati defensive coordinator job, who will Michigan State football and Mel Tucker replace him with?

A few years ago, Mike Tressel was one of the hottest defensive coordinator names on the market. Harlon Barnett had just left his position as co-defensive coordinator to join Willie Taggart down in Tallahassee as Florida State’s defensive coordinator, leaving the position solely to Tressel and he didn’t disappoint.

Tressel’s defense was one of the best in the country and if it weren’t for one of the worst offenses in the country, Michigan State may have very well contended for a Big Ten title.