One piece of PJ Fleck’s staff at Minnesota could be on the move this off-season.

According to multiple reports, running backs coach Kenni Burns is being targeted for the head coaching vacancy at Kent State. ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported a deal is being finalized to bring Burns to Kent State while Adam Rittenberg reported the two sides are working through a deal.

Rittenberg also added that Burns has been a target for the Golden Flashes from the start.

Burns has been Fleck’s RBs coach going back to Western Michigan in 2016. Fleck brought Burns along to Minnesota with Burns adding the role of assistant head coach in 2019.

We will see if Burns is indeed the coach Kent State goes with to try and turn the program around.