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#pounditFriday, January 28, 2022

Everyone made the same Mel Tucker joke after awful first quarter

Mel Tucker before a game

The Michigan State Spartans got off to a truly awful start against Ohio State on Saturday, and it was open season on head coach Mel Tucker as a result.

The Spartans fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter at the Horseshoe in what was billed as a huge showdown that could decide the Big Ten East title. It also came on the heels of reports indicating Tucker is poised to sign a huge contract to remain at Michigan State and fend off interest from other schools.

Ohio State surged to a 21-0 lead, posting over 200 yards of total offense in one quarter. In light of the reports about Tucker’s new contract, plenty of people had jokes.

Despite the jokes, Tucker isn’t suddenly a bad coach because of a bad performance against a great team. However, the timing of Michigan State laying an egg isn’t exactly ideal.

Maybe Tucker can take some lessons on dealing with adversity from a member of Ohio State’s coaching staff.

Photo: Sep 3, 2021; Evanston, Illinois, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Mel Tucker walks on the field during warmups before the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

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