(CBS DETROIT) - Michigan State is preparing to offer Mel Tucker, its head football coach, a 10-year, $95 million contract extension.
If this deal goes through, it will make the 49-year-old the highest-paid Black head coach in sports, according to the Detroit Free Press.
MSU began working to extend the contract and offer Tucker a deal that would keep him at Michigan State long-term when Tucker became a possible candidate for the head coach position at Lousiana State University.
The Detroit Free Press also reported that the money for Tucker's raise is being donated by MSU alumni Mat Ishbia and Steve St. Andre.
Nick Saban, Alabama's head coach, and the former MSU head coach, is the only coach who will make more this season than Tucker will under the new contract deal, according to the USA Today salary database.
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