Minnesota, football coach agree to contract extension

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Posted: Nov 22, 2017 11:29 AM
Minnesota, football coach agree to contract extension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota and coach P.J. Fleck have agreed to a one-year contract extension through the 2022 season.

Fleck signed a five-year, $18 million contract in January. The Gophers are 5-6 this season under the 36-year-old Fleck, who was hired by Minnesota to replace Tracy Claeys after four seasons as the coach at Western Michigan. He led the Broncos to a Cotton Bowl bid and a 13-1 record last year.

Claeys 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.

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


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