News broke this morning that Michigan State is hiring Colorado’s Mel Tucker as its new head coach. While that means the Spartans are staying away from Mark Stoops, they are coming after Kentucky’s next most valuable staff member: Vince Marrow.
Sources tell KSR that Michigan State has already reached out to Marrow to be its lead recruiter. Why would the Big Dog leave Lexington for East Lansing, you ask? Tucker and Marrow are close friends that both have a strong network of connections in the state of Ohio, making this a situation to keep an eye on.
Marrow Watch resumes…
UPDATE (10:20 a.m.): According to Matt Jones on this morning’s show, Michigan State is prepared to offer Marrow a substantial pay increase from his current salary at UK. Last year, Marrow signed a three-year deal with Kentucky that will pay him $625,000 for the 2020 season and $650,000 for the 2021 season. His buyout is $150,000 per year remaining on his deal.
UPDATE (10:40 a.m.): Justin Rowland is reporting that Michigan State is prepared to offer Marrow close to $1 million per year. Can Kentucky match it?