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Report: P.J. Fleck Agrees to Contract Extension With Minnesota


Coach P.J. Fleck has agreed to a contract extension with Minnesota, according to Yahoo Sports's Pete Thamel.

Fleck has agreed to a new seven-year deal with the Gophers which includes a "significant pay raise for he and his staff," reports Thamel.

Fleck has led the No. 13 Gophers to a strong 8–0 start this season. Minnesota first hired him from Western Michigan in 2016, when he signed a five-year, $18 million deal. He was given one-year extensions by Minnesota in 2017 and 2018. The reported new extension adds three years to Fleck's current contract, which means he now has seven years remaining on his deal with Minnesota.

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Fleck's $3.6 million salary this year ranks 11th among 14 coaches in the Big Ten, according to USA Today.

Minnesota currently sits in first place in the Big Ten West and will face its biggest challenge yet this year when playing No. 5 Penn State on Saturday.