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UPDATE: Colorado won't bash Tucker for leaving

 University of Colorado head football coach Mel Tucker has informed CU Athletic Director Rick George that he is resigning  his position, effective immediately. (Source CU)
University of Colorado head football coach Mel Tucker has informed CU Athletic Director Rick George that he is resigning his position, effective immediately. (Source CU) (WILX)
Published: Feb. 12, 2020 at 2:28 PM EST
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The University of Colorado held a press conference Wednesday on the departure of now MSU head football coach, Mel Tucker.

CU's Athletic Director, Rick George, said that when he learned of the offer from MSU for Tucker that he had discussions on his end to make a counter offer.

He says he learned through "different channels" that conversations were being held between Tucker and MSU before he had a chance to even reach out.

And when he finally talked with Tucker and his agent he was informed that Tucker took the job.

He did add that MSU had requested to speak with Tucker about the job so he was aware it was happening.

Just last weekend, Tucker was meeting with Colorado fans and supporters in southern California.

On Saturday, Feb. 8, George says that he, along with Tucker, tweeted that Tucker was committed to staying with Colorado.

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WATCH: Press conference from CU Athletics on departure of head coach Mel Tucker. Tucker has just announced he has taken the head football coaching job for MSU.

Posted by WILX News 10 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020
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