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Colorado issues statement saying they have not offered Mel Tucker

Amid multiple reports that Colorado plans to hire Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker following today's SEC Championship game, Colorado has issued a statement.

"Rick (George) has not offered the head coaching position to anyone at this point; he is still in the discussion and evaluation stages and won't make a decision on a final candidate until early next week."

This isn't to say Tucker might not ultimately get the job; but something made Colorado issue this statement.

For what it is worth, we reported yesterday that Tucker had become a strong candidate and was expected to meet with search leadership following today's game.

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