ESPN to air special featuring P.J. Fleck's transition to Minnesota
College football fans are going to get an inside look at what it means to “Row the Boat,” thanks to ESPN.
On Thursday, it was announced that ESPN would be airing a four-part documentary-style series featuring Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck as he begins his first season with the Golden Gophers.
According to ESPNmediazone.com, the mini series will highlight the day-to-day life of Fleck and his new beginning at Minnesota. The series is titled BEING P.J. Fleck.
The website also had a brief description of the production, saying it “follows the energetic and youthful coach throughout the offseason, and documents the head coach in various settings: as he visits local hospitals, raising the spirits of its patients, giving motivational speeches around the country and preparing the Minnesota Golden Gophers for their upcoming season by holding his players to an unwavering high standard.”
With his unique coaching style, quirky acronyms and energetic and enthusiastic personality, Fleck has become one of college football’s most popular images.
Leading Western Michigan to a 13-1 record, MAC title and Cotton Bowl appearance, Fleck’s popularity only continued to grow.
This will certainly be a can’t miss series for Minnesota and college football fans alike. It is set to air on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 9 p.m. EST. It will air every Wednesday until the final on Aug. 23, just one week before B1G football kicks off.
Be sure to have your notebook handy while watching, too. There’s sure to be plenty of “Fleckisms” that you’ll definitely want to remember.