The Minnesota Gophers don’t plan on letting head football coach P.J. Fleck leave anytime soon.
Fleck inked a massive extension that will keep him with the program into 2024, according to Brett McMurphy.
Minnesota announces contract extension for coach P.J. Fleck into 2024
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 14, 2018
According to TwinCities.com, Fleck’s buyout starts at $13 million and then will decrease to $1.5 million by 2023. His new annual salary hasn’t been made public yet. (RELATED: The College Foot
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As a Badger fan, I’m very split on this call from Minnesota. The Gophers haven’t exactly been outstanding the past two years under Fleck’s leadership, but it’s easy to tell they’re trending in the correct direction.
After all, they put a beatdown on Wisconsin to end the season.
Let us axe you a question, @GopherFootball fans.
Are you ready to bring it back to the Twin Cities? pic.twitter.com/0dwA6F39ys
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 24, 2018
It was the first time that’d happened in nearly two decades. Perhaps it was a one-time thing and Fleck will just continue to tread water for the next several years.
Or, Minnesota is actually going to slowly climb up the Big Ten ranks. Either way, it’s clear the university has all the confidence in the world in Fleck.