Mel Tucker expected to be announced as next coach of Colorado football

Jan 6, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive coordinator Mel Tucker speaks during media day at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado football is expected to announce Mel Tucker as the next head coach of the program, following Saturday’s SEC Championship Game.

Tucker, a 46-year old defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach, is currently in his third season at the University of Georgia.

Prior to working with the Bulldogs, Tucker was an assistant under Nick Saban at Alabama, but has never been a head coach at the Division 1 level. In 2011, Tucker went 2-3 as the interim head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. And in 2017, Tucker was considered one of the top candidates at the University of Tennessee.

Tucker would be replacing Mike MacIntyre, who was fired on Nov. 18 after six seasons in Boulder. MacIntyre is slated to receive a $10.3 million buyout.

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