P.J. Fleck has become nothing short of a legend in Kalamazoo, Michigan since taking over as coach of the Western Michigan Broncos. After an incredible season ending in a close loss to the Wisconsin Badgers, Fleck has agreed to become the head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Welcome to Minnesota, @Coach_Fleck.
— Minnesota Football (@GopherFootball) January 6, 2017
How have the fans taken this early report? One needs only check out their Twitter feed for the outpouring of emotion. The reaction has been mixed.
Pj Fleck is LITERALLY the guy your girl told you not to worry about
— Nick (@TRiCKY__NiCKY_) January 6, 2017
Fleck getting out Kalamazoo like….https://t.co/IQN2KQ51n1
— Andrew Quinn (@AJQuinn82) January 6, 2017
live look at WMU trying to row the boat without PJ Fleck pic.twitter.com/20fhuvWHLo
— Dylan Martin (@dylanmartin44) January 6, 2017
Minnesota wants a coach who understands its culture. That's PJ Fleck. He understands what it's like to not beat Wisconsin.
— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) January 6, 2017
— Zach Terrell (@Zach_Terrell11) January 6, 2017
PJ Fleck wins at WMU: 30
Brian Kelly wins since PJ Fleck started at WMU: 31
I feel better already.
— Kevin Neary (@kneary22) January 6, 2017
One day after cotton bowl:
Pj fleck; "western is my team im staying
4 days after cotton bowl:
"Well, good luck! Im off to minnesota"
— bart (@BasedBart) January 6, 2017
Who is flying into Minneapolis,to save the day?Who will be the heroes,to show him the way?
PJ Fleck,PJ Fleck..Gophers are getting PJ FLECK!
— Andy Tscholl (@tscholaj) January 6, 2017
I see so many Minnesota fans already tweeting #RowTheBoat. Not sure if that will persist as a Fleck slogan or WMU slogan. My guess is WMU.
— Steve Helwick (@s_helwick) January 6, 2017
Really P.J. Fleck, Minnesota is the P5 job you take?
— David Abruzzese (@abruz11) January 6, 2017
Please please don't leave us now @Coach_Fleck 😭
— jordan dundas (@jordan_dundas) January 6, 2017
Was a great run for Fleck and WMU. Hope he does well in Minny https://t.co/ntj2eK6kLD
— Brian Henry (@BrianPHenry) January 6, 2017
No matter where PJ Fleck coaches, nowhere will ever Row the Boat as hard as Western has.
— Jacob (@jacobboyer97) January 6, 2017
PJ and Heather, Minnesota? Really? I don't get it, except Coach Fleck strikes me as a guy that loves a challenge.
— LouAnn Bristol (@lulubr) January 6, 2017