The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Head Coach PJ Fleck have agreed on a seven-year extension. This new deal is worth a total of $42 million and increases his money per year by one million dollars. Fleck has the most wins at Minnesota through six seasons since the year 1905. With the Big Ten hiring new faces throughout the league, Minnesota secures their Head Coach long-term in an attempt to keep him from being poached in the future. The hope is he will be able to build on his success with the program moving forward over the next few seasons.
Sources: Minnesota and head coach P.J. Fleck have agreed to a new seven-year, $42 million deal, an increase of $1 million per year over his previous deal.
Fleck has the most wins by a Gophers coach through six seasons since 1905.
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In his tenure with the Minnesota Golden Gophers, PJ Fleck has led the team to an overall record of 43-27 and a Big Ten record of 26-26. He also in that time led the team to wins in the Quick Lane Bowl, Outback Bowl, and Guaranteed Rate Bowl. The team will also play in the Pinstripe Bowl this season under the leadership of Fleck. In the other two seasons, the team did not qualify for a bowl game.
Minnesota is hoping that under Fleck that can become even more competitive in the Big Ten as it expands over the coming years. While they may not be on the level of Ohio State and Michigan, they could build into a solid Big Ten program for a long time.