Minnesota has offered Fleck the job

Submitted by snarling wolverine on January 5th, 2017 at 2:26 PM

...according to the Huge Show.

Huge is now claiming that they are close:

 

Sources tell me Minnesota is close to a deal with PJ Fleck.

— HUGE (@Hugeshow) January 5, 2017

Comments

TrueBlue2003

January 5th, 2017 at 2:50 PM ^

if there was any hesitation from the top tier programs to hire him right out of the MAC, this seems like a good stepping stone to get there, based on existing talent (there seems to be some) and relatively easy division.  If he's going to get one of the top jobs eventually, this would be like his Utah for Meyer, MSU for Saban, Cincinatti for Kelly, Louisville for Strong, etc.  Fits similarly with those programs.

It is not a Rutgers or even a Maryland situation where getting to double digit wins will be much more difficult.

mGrowOld

January 5th, 2017 at 2:38 PM ^

But in college football contracts mean jack-squat it seems and people can break them as they see fit.

I wish my industry took that position.  It would be nice to have an employment agreement where if was fired my employer had to pay me but if I quit I could go work anywhere I want.

TrueBlue2003

January 5th, 2017 at 3:10 PM ^

anyone can try to negotiate those kinds of deals into an employment contract.  If your employer doesn't bite, it's because you aren't valuable enough/your skills are enough of a commodity.  Not many of us are among the best couple hundred in the world at what we do.

bcnihao

January 5th, 2017 at 3:42 PM ^

Buyout provisions are in the contracts, and they can work both ways.  Remember that when RR came to Michigan, he had to pay West Virginia.  So UM apparently paid for that.  So it's not that the "contracts mean jack-squat"; instead, they specify who pays how much to whom depending on how the relationship ends.