'This is home': PJ Fleck puts rumors to bed, inks long-term extension to stay at Minnesota
Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck won’t be taking a new job at a new campus anytime soon.
Fleck has just signed a 7-year contract extension that will keep him with the Golden Gophers through 2028. It couldn’t come at a better time as Fleck’s squad is in the driver’s seat to get to Indianapolis, plus it puts all the rumors of him leaving out the door.
In a press release, Fleck expressed how happy he is knowing that he will be the head man at Minnesota for many years to come.
“This is home,” said Fleck. “Our family loves it here and we are excited to continue this journey at the University of Minnesota. From day one, we talked about cultural sustainability and how important it is to building a successful football program and life program. Today is another step in that process, and this new contract is a commitment to our elite staff and the entire state of Minnesota. Heather and I are so thankful to our staff, Mark Coyle, President Joan Gabel, and the Board of Regents for trusting us to lead this program. Our goal is to recruit and coach at an elite level and to have our young people achieve academic, athletic, social, and spiritual excellence. It’s a tremendous honor to lead this program, and we will continue to work to build a culture that connects the entire state.”
The Golden Gophers are currently 6-2 and play the Illinois Fighting Illini next up this Saturday.
This is home. @Coach_Fleck signs new seven-year contract.
— Minnesota Football (@GopherFootball) November 3, 2021