Minnesota And P.J. Fleck Agree To A 7-year Deal

Written by Tony Ghaul

Matt Fortuna of the Athletic has reported that the University of Minnesota and Head Coach P.J. Fleck have agreed to a seven-year, $42 million contract. He received a $1 million per season raise from his previous contract.

Over his six years with the Gophers, Fleck holds an overall record of 70-43. He has been one of the most successful coaches in the history of Minnesota football. 

Fleck’s worst season came in 2020 when the Gophers went 3-4. But throughout the other five years of his tenure, the Gophers have won at least five games. They’ve won at least eight games in four of the six seasons and have advanced to a bowl game in all but two seasons.

In those bowl games, Fleck and Minnesota are a combined 3-0. They won the Quick Lane Bowl in 2018, Outback Bowl in 2019, and Guaranteed Rate Bowl in 2021.

This past season, the Gophers went 8-4 under Fleck. They will compete against Syracuse in the Bad Boys Mowers Pinstripe Bowl. The game will take place on Dec. 29 and will take place at Yankee Stadium.

Minnesota Head Coach P.J. Fleck. Photo courtsey of The Athletic

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