Minnesota, football coach agree to contract extension - KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

Minnesota, football coach agree to contract extension

Posted:
(AP) -

Posted: Nov 22, 2017 6:48 AM CSTUpdated: Nov 22, 2017 6:49 AM CST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The University of Minnesota and head football coach P.J. Fleck have agreed to a contract extension that keeps Fleck in Minnesota through 2023.

Fleck has been the Gophers head coach for less than a year after he signed a five-year, $18 million contract in January. The 36-year-old coach has five wins so far this season. Fleck was hired by Minnesota after spending four years as the head coach at Western Michigan, where he was 30-22 overall and 21-11 in the Mid-American Conference.

He replaced Tracy Claeys who was fired after the football program became embroiled in a standoff with the administration over the suspension of 10 players in connection with allegations of sexual assault.

Fleck's contract extension needs approval from the Board of Regents, which meets in December.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly
<div class="footer-top clearfix"> <div class="footer-search clearfix"> <div class="footer-search-text">Can't Find Something?</div> <div class="footer-search-box"> <form action="/search" method="get" onsubmit="return wnValidateSearchTerm(this, 0)"> <input type="hidden" name="vendor" value="ez"> <input class="footer-textbox" type="text" name="qu" value="" placeholder="Search"> <input class="footer-submit" type="submit" value="Go"> </form> </div> </div> <div class="station-logo"></div> <div class="station-info"> <p class='address'><strong>KTTC</strong><br /> 6301 Bandel Road NW, Rochester, MN 55901<br /> Switchboard: 507-288-4444<br /> News tips: 507-280-5125 or <a href="mailto:news@kttc.com">news@kttc.com</a><br /> <div> <a class="info" href="http://www.kttc.com/category/134180/kttc-jobs">Careers</a> <a class="info" href="http://www.kttc.com/link/781956/advertise-with-kttc">Advertise with us</a> <a class="info" href="https://xprspay.ipayxepay.net/xprspay/qmi/index.jsp">Advertiser Services </a> </div> <div> <a class="info" target="_blank" href="https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/tv-profile/kttc">FCC Public File</a> <a class="info" target="_blank" href="http://www.kttc.com/link/739878/eeo-report">EEO Report</a> <a class="info" href="http://www.kttc.com/story/35022866/2017/03/29/kttc-closed-caption-contact">Closed Captioning Contact</a> </div> </p> </div> </div> <div class="footer-middle clearfix"></div> <div class="footer-bottom clearfix"> <div class="inner"> <div class="copyrightText"> <a id="wnLogo" href="http://www.worldnow.com"><img src="http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wncorp/logos/worldnow_white.png" id="wn"></a> <div class="text"> All content &copy; Copyright 2000 - 2018 KTTC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our <a href="/story/15534331/privacy-policy">Privacy Policy</a>, <a href="/story/15534195/terms-of-service">Terms of Service</a>, and <a class="adchoice" href="//www.aboutads.info/choices" target="policy">Ad Choices</a>. </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div>