Staying put? P.J. Fleck reportedly 'not interested' in taking job at Tennessee
Tennessee may have expressed some interest in having Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck take over it’s football program, but it doesn’t seem as the though the Golden Gophers leader is quite as keen on the idea.
According to Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Fleck is “not interested” in the job at Tennessee. It had been reported by FootballScoop that Tennessee vetted Fleck and considered him a potential candidate to fill the vacancy in Knoxville. The Volunteers are looking to replace Jeremy Pruitt, who was fired amidst alleged recruiting violations.
Since leading the Gophers to an 11-2 season in 2019, Fleck’s name has surfaced as a candidate in multiple coaching searches — which comes with the territory when you’re successful in the B1G. Put the 40-year-old head coach has expressed no interest in leaving the Twin Cities, at least at this time.
Fleck just completed his fourth season at Minnesota, as his team finished with a 3-4 record. The Gophers declined to play in a bowl game following the 2020 campaign, ending the year following a Week 9 loss to Wisconsin.
In four seasons at Minnesota, Fleck has compiled a 26-19 record and has led the Gophers to a pair of bowl games.
Late in the 2019 season, Minnesota and Fleck agreed to a seven-year contract extension that would keep him in charge of the program through 2026. That appears to be the only offer the Gophers head coach is interested in right now.