Tucker, a disciple of Nick Saban and a longtime college and NFL defensive coordinator, returned to his roots. He’s an Ohio native who played at Wisconsin and started his coaching career at Michigan State as a graduate assistant under Saban. Michigan State more than doubled his $2.7 million annual pay and provided him with a $6 million staff salary pool, roughly twice what he had in Boulder. After just one season running his own program—a 5–7 result at that—the 48-year-old went from being the ninth-highest paid coach in the Pac 12 to the 12th-highest paid coach in the nation.
I think with media (all forms), the only way these situations can go, are from bad to worse. Everybody is a "reporter" this day and age. Everyone has a camera in their pocket and between: message boards, twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat.......etc,etc,etc,etc,etc...... This crap gets leaked. Mel did what Mel thought was best for him and his family. He was put in a tough situation and tried to do what was right for CU, but ultimately did what was best for Mel. The CU fan base reminds me a lot of the Bama fan base after Fran bolted on us. It sucks getting left at the alter, but it happens.
I don't see the comparison. You didn't have Saban telling Huizenga he was staying at Miami and then the next morning leaving. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Apples and oranges. As far as I know, "we" don't announce on twitter that we're committed, "we" don't lie to people in the program selling them a commitment, "we" don't lie to people that gave us the job.
I don't see it that way. It's more about the how and not the what.
The optics are not good even with the limited view we have of the whole picture.
If a coach moves to another job in December.