Mel Tucker’s huge assistant salary pool at Michigan State could be put to use quite quickly.
According to Kentucky Sports Report, UK assistant Vince Marrow is already being courted to join the Spartans coaching staff. A subsequent Rivals report says the Spartans could be dangling a seven-figure salary to lure him out of Lexington as well.
Marrow serves as the Wildcats’ recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach. Not only has he become a key right hand man for head coach Mark Stoops, but he’s also played a huge role in the program successfully mining the state of Ohio for recruits. That is obviously a key area for Michigan State to do the same so the move makes plenty of sense.
Then there’s also the personal connection factor too as Tucker and Marrow are reported to be close friends in the profession.
Either way, plucking Marrow to join his MSU staff would be a pretty good opening move for the Tucker era in East Lansing. We’ll see what the Wildcats assistant eventually ends up doing but this seems like it won’t be the only Big Ten-SEC clash over an Ohio native in the coming weeks.