Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck has agreed to a brand new seven-year contract by means of the 2026 season, the varsity introduced Tuesday.
The varsity’s board of regents nonetheless should approve the brand new settlement. Wage particulars weren’t instantly launched.
Fleck is 20-13 in three-plus seasons at Minnesota, which is 8-Zero for the primary time since 1941 and 5-Zero in Massive Ten play for the primary time since 1961. The 38-year-old Fleck had been talked about as a candidate for Florida State’s teaching emptiness, and a possible candidate if USC makes a training change.
Fleck initially signed a five-year, $18 million contract with Minnesota in January 2017. He acquired two subsequent extensions and wage will increase, and he was signed by means of the 2023 season at a wage of $3.6 million for this yr. That deal required Fleck to pay $1 million to Minnesota for each remaining season on his contract if he left for an additional head-coaching place.
His new settlement is predicted to incorporate a notable enhance for the teaching employees wage pool.
“It’s a great honor to steer this staff and signify the College of Minnesota and this nice state,” Fleck stated in an announcement. “Our household completely loves Minnesota, and we’re excited to proceed to name this state residence. We’re constructing a championship tradition — one which our followers may be pleased with — by means of the tutorial, athletic, social and non secular improvement of our scholar athletes.”
Fleck on Oct. 26 turned the second-youngest FBS coach to succeed in 50 profession wins. He went 30-22 at Western Michigan and guided the Broncos to the Cotton Bowl within the 2016 season.
Minnesota on Saturday hosts Penn State in a matchup of 8-Zero groups.