It was already known to be in the works, and on Wednesday night, Michigan State head football coach Mel Tucker officially agreed to a massive contract extension with the Spartans.

Tucker signed a 10-year, $95 million contract extension to remain with Michigan State. The school announced the news on Wednesday night:

“Tucker’s contract includes non-performance related compensation of $9.5 million per year, including a $5.9 million base, $3.2 million in supplemental compensation for media and personal appearances, plus a $400,000 contingent annual bonus. The contract expires on January 15, 2032.”

Tucker released a statement on the news:

And here’s reaction from Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo:

At $9.5 million per season, Tucker is only behind Alabama head coach Nick Saban ($9.7 million) in average annual value.

The timing is a bit funny, with Ohio State crushing Michigan State 56-7 this past weekend. But Tucker has led the Spartans to a surprising 9-2 record in his second season.

Here’s how the college football world reacted to the Tucker extension:

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