Report: P.J. Fleck drawing NFL head coaching interest

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The near future will be filled with word of head coaching candidates for vacancies around the league and one name that’s come up this week is University of Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that one team has expressed interest in speaking with Fleck. Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald is another Big 10 coach who has generated some NFL buzz.

Fleck has gone 26-19 at Minnesota over the last four years and had an 11-win season in 2019. He was previously at Western Michigan and landed the job at Minnesota after a 13-1 season in 2016. He was the Buccaneers’ wide receiver coach in 2012 before moving to Western Michigan.

Fleck played wide receiver at Northern Illinois and signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played one game and returned a punt for 10 yards.

10 responses to “Report: P.J. Fleck drawing NFL head coaching interest

  1. If you want a bald cheerleader for your team then P.J. Fleck is your man.

    If you want a head coach that can win games and championships, then look elsewhere.

    P.J. is all Rah-Rah, and no success.

  2. This guy is a joke. He’s like an un-talented Pete Carroll. I hope he “Rows the Boat” as far from here as possible. Oh, and feel free to take Mike Zimmer with you.

  3. Interesting considering he has a losing record against b-10 competition, is exactly 1-7 against minnesota main rivals (iowa and wisconsin) and the 2020 gophers looked as unprepared to play a season as any of the terrible gopher teams from the late 1980s to the early 1990s.

  4. Please, someone hire him away. He is embarrassing as some of the other clowns they have rotated through there, like Jim Wacker and Timmy Brewster.

  5. freefromwhatyouare says:
    December 30, 2020 at 8:34 am
    If you want a bald cheerleader for your team then P.J. Fleck is your man.

    If you want a head coach that can win games and championships, then look elsewhere.

    P.J. is all Rah-Rah, and no success.

    Apparently you didn’t read the post then. His records with his past two teams were clearly stated and involved quite a bit of success

  6. Why not? He’s probably a better alternative than all those other retreads that keep getting jobs. I think he’s done a pretty good job in Minnesota (except for this year). It’s not like they have a lot to work with. They aren’t going to get a lot of good recruits and that program was in the toilet when he took over. However, I’m not sure if his style would play well with NFL players.

  7. Minnesota fans are insane. They get a guy that has done nothing but improve the program, and they are not satisfied? Their petulance is funny, in that they feel entitled to championships.

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