Spartans' Mel Tucker retains defensive assistants Mike Tressel, Ron Burton

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Mike Tressel and Ron Burton are remaining on the defensive staff for Michigan State's football team.

The team announced the two assistants would be back. A team spokesman said Burton will coach the defensive line, and Tressel's role is to be determined.

The Spartans hired Mel Tucker as their new coach earlier in the week after Mark Dantonio's retirement. Tressel was the defensive coordinator this past season under Dantonio and was also a linebackers coach. Burton coached defensive tackles.

Meanwhile, a source told ESPN's Adam Rittenberg that Chris Kapilovic will be the Spartans' offensive line coach. He held the same role under Tucker at Colorado in 2019.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.