UPDATE 12:07 AM: According to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, sources of his have indicated that there is not a deal in place between P.J. Fleck and Minnesota. Stay tuned, this is getting interesting!
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 6, 2017
Tony Paul of The Detroit News is reporting the same, including that a source of his expects an answer from Fleck by Friday.
* Several sources tell me Minnesota has made P.J. Fleck an offer, but there is no deal yet.
* One source expects an answer Friday.
— Tony Paul (@TonyPaul1984) January 6, 2017
According to reports, Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck will be taking his oars and rowing his boat to Minnesota where he is expected to become the next head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
FOX 9 has learned through multiple sources that PJ Fleck has a tentative agreement with #Gophers to be the next head coach. 6-yr, $21M range
— FOX 9 Sports (@Fox9Sports) January 6, 2017
The 2016 season was a magical one for Fleck and the Broncos as they were perfect in the regular season with a 13-0 record before being selected to play in the Cotton Bowl against the Wisconsin Badgers. Though the Badgers won the game 24-16, WMU battled to the very end and have nothing to hang their heads about.
In his four seasons at Western Michigan, Fleck compiled an overall record of 30-22, including a 21-11 record in the Mid-American Conference. As the Broncos kept winning, Fleck’s name started to be tossed around as a potential replacement at schools such as Purdue, Houston, and even Texas, but he seemed to be content remaining in Kalamazoo.
That obviously changed as it was reported on Wednesday that Minnesota was targeting Fleck to be their next head coach. Apparently, things came together rather quickly and if reports are correct, Fleck will be coaching in the Big Ten along with the likes of Jim Harbaugh, Mark Dantonio, and Urban Meyer.
— Joe Schmit (@JoeSchmitKSTP) January 6, 2017