Nebraska Football: Mel Tucker is the new Scott Frost

Michigan State Spartans head coach Mel Tucker during the post game news conference (Dale Young-USA TODAY Sports)
Michigan State Spartans head coach Mel Tucker during the post game news conference (Dale Young-USA TODAY Sports) /

Nebraska football fans can attest to the B1G’s ability to chew up and spit out coaches. It happened with Scott Frost, and now it’s happening with Mel Tucker.

Interestingly, there is also likely a contingent of Husker fans who were hoping that Mel Tucker would work out at Michigan State. Perhaps he was the coach they were rooting hardest for after Scott Frost. After all, Tucker beat Frost every time the two teams went up against each other. It’s natural to want the guy who consistently owns you to show that you’re not the outlier.

For one season, it looked like Tucker was indeed going to own everyone. The 2021 season for Michigan State was their best in years as they went 11-2 and appeared to be a rising power in the Big Ten. It felt a bit like Frost did when he was taking his UCF Golden Knights to unseen heights and then joined the B1G looking to do the same with the Nebraska football team.

Both coaches’ careers came crashing down once the conference really got used to what it was they wanted to do. Obviously, for Frost, he never really saw success in the Huskers’ home conference. Where the two coaches have really converged is how quickly their careers took a turn towards the negative and how quickly they became the butt of jokes on social media.

There are other similarities between the two men, considering that both Tucker and the Former Nebraska football coach hauled in massive contracts from their respective Big 10 schools.

The two men have also seen their fair share of school records that no one should ever really want a part in.

Both Scott Frost and Mel Tucker have also had bad stretches against their conference opponents that should raise eyebrows

At the very least, Nebraska football faithful can take solace in the fact that Frost is gone and the program is hopefully going to find the winning formula in the very near future. Michigan State fans are still trying to figure out what to do with Mel Tucker.