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Sport P.J. Fleck signs extension with Minnesota amid USC, Florida State rumors

23:30  05 november  2019
23:30  05 november  2019 Source:

Watch: Fleck crowd surfs in locker room after beating Penn St.

  Watch: Fleck crowd surfs in locker room after beating Penn St. Fleck has turned this program around, and Saturday’s victory over Penn State moved the Golden Gophers to 9-0 in is his biggest triumph yet. © Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY SportsRELATED: Minnesota winSo Fleck, 38, celebrated in the only way that seemed proper for a guy like him: Supported by his players, he crowd-surfed in the home locker room.P.J. Fleck crowd surfed in the locker room after @GopherFootball's upset vs. No. 4 Penn State— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 9, 2019This is Fleck in a nutshell.

Fleck has Minnesota off to an undefeated start to the 2019 season. Lining up the announcement of this contract extension , which officially still needs to be approved by the Board of Regents, with the biggest home game of the year helps recruiting, fundraising and general fan investment for the

Fleck first met with Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle on Wednesday in Chicago, and the formal offer was Assistants' compensation also was a holdup, and Fleck never signed the deal. Fleck opened his news conference Friday with the phrase, "Ski-U-Mah," a longtime Minnesota battle cry.

P.J. Fleck has been one of the names mentioned in connection with the Florida State head coaching vacancy and the head coaching job that could open up at USC in the near future, but Minnesota is not letting him go anywhere.

a man standing in front of a crowd© Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday, Fleck agreed to a seven-year extension with Minnesota that includes raises for him and the members of his staff.

Even if Fleck was never interested in leaving Minnesota for Florida State or USC, it would have been unwise of him to not use the speculation to his advantage. Numerous reporters have mentioned him as a candidate for both jobs, and the Gophers obviously didn’t want to risk losing him.

No. 13 Minnesota tops No. 5 PSU 31-26 in match of unbeatens

  No. 13 Minnesota tops No. 5 PSU 31-26 in match of unbeatens Minnesota's Jordan Howden picked off Sean Clifford in the end zone with 1:01 left, the third interception thrown by Penn State's quarterback, and the 13th-ranked Gophers held on for a 31-26 victory on Saturday afternoon over the fifth-ranked Nittany Lions for their first win over a top-five team in 20 years. © Provided by The Associated Press Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson (6) holds onto the ball against Penn State cornerback Keaton Ellis (2) during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Minneapolis.

P . J . Fleck , unbeaten Minnesota closing in on contract extension . Fleck , whose name has been mentioned in connection to the Florida State job, will make .6 million this year The signs seem to be pointing in that general direction. Almost immediately after Rutgers mercifully pulled the plug on the

But Minnesota isn’t a state with a particularly big population, and over the last few years, the Over the last six years, the Gophers have signed about half of the higher-rated players from the state of If Fleck can find guys of that description at Western Michigan, there’s a good chance that he can do so

Fleck made a name for himself as the head coach at Western Michigan before taking the same job with Minnesota. The Gophers have improved in each of his first three seasons with the program, and they are 8-0 and ranked No. 13 in the country heading into Saturday’s all-important game against Penn State.

Fleck is a young coach (38) who is known for some of the unique tactics he uses, and they have obviously paid off. This is Minnesota’s best season in a long time, so losing him would have been extremely tough for the program. The extension reflects that.

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