Search for Gophers Head Football Coach May be Over

KMSP in Minneapolis Reports the university has tentatively reached a deal with PJ Fleck of Western Michigan University

It’s been more than 48 hours since Minnesota Football parted ways with former Head Coach Tracy Claeys, but the wait for a new coach is reportedly over.

KMSP Fox 9 in Minneapolis says the Gophers have tentatively reached an agreement with PJ Fleck to coach the football program.

If true, Fleck will come to Minneapolis from Western Michigan University, following a season that saw the Broncos row the boat all the way to a 13-1 record, a number 15 national ranking and a Cotton Bowl appearance.

The deal is reportedly for six years in the $21 million range, which would place Fleck in the upper half of Big Ten Coaches in terms of yearly salary and he will inherit a program that is in great shape.

Minnesota is coming off a nine win season.

That is the most since the Gophers won 10 in 2003 and the second most since 1905.

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