Colorado mascot Chip mocks Mel Tucker's statement expressing the coach's commitment to the Buffaloes
If you missed the news that dropped in the middle of the night, Colorado head coach Mel Tucker is leaving the Buffaloes after only one season on the job.
A former Nick Saban assistant at Alabama and Kirby Smart assistant at Georgia, Tucker led Colorado to a 5-7 mark in his first season with the program and after initially saying no to Michigan State’s offer, Tucker has decided to accept an offer to replace Mark Dantonio in East Lansing.
According to Bruce Feldman of The Atheltic, who first reported the news of Tucker’s decision to accept the Michigan State head coaching position, the Spartans have offered to double Tucker’s annual salary at Colorado, which was scheduled to be $2.7 million in 2020.
After initially refusing Michigan State’s offer over the weekend, Mel Tucker famously issued the following tweet reaffirming his commitment to Colorado:
While I am flattered to be considered for the HC job @MSU_football, I am committed to @CUBuffsFootball for #TheBuild of our program, its great athletes, coaches & supporters. #UnfinishedBusiness #GoBuffs
— Mel Tucker (@Coach_mtucker) February 8, 2020
Needless to say, that tweet has come back to haunt Tucker on Wednesday after he decided to leave the Colorado program he was so “committed” to building up.
While many have taken the opportunity to mock Tucker’s “commitment” to Colorado, the best response has come from the official account of Chip the Buffalo, Colorado’s mascot.
Check it out below:
While I am flattered to be considered for so many Mascot jobs across the country after my title, I am committed to @CUBuffs for #TheBuild of our program, its great athletes, coaches & supporters. #UnfinishedBusiness #GoBuffs
— Chip the Buffalo (@Chipthebuffalo) February 12, 2020
Now that’s some elite trolling right there.