Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck sees the rampant coaching turnover going on this season and feels grateful about his relative security.
“There are a lot of things going on around the country, coaches who had great years last year that don’t have jobs now a year later,” said Fleck, who owns a 33-23 record in five seasons coaching the Gophers.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Tyler Nubin’s interception gave Minnesota a chance to swing Saturday’s game.
Tanner Morgan and Ky Thomas cashed in.
Thomas ran for two scores, Morgan threw for two more and Minnesota produced two touchdowns in the final 46 seconds of the first half before pulling away from Indiana 35-14.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The four-way tie at the top of the Big Ten’s West Division will start to unravel Saturday when No. 19 Iowa hosts Minnesota.
The Hawkeyes (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) and Gophers (6-3, 4-2) are joined at the top by Wisconsin and Purdue.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prominently included in the endless supply of mottos and slogans that Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck uses to guide his players and tout the program is the importance of sustainability.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has likely lost another running back to a season-ending injury with Bryce Williams the latest to be sidelined for the ground-oriented Gophers.
Coach P.J. Fleck announced the news on Monday, two months after Mohamed Ibrahim hurt his lower left leg and one month after Trey Potts suffered an undisclosed injury serious enough to keep him hospitalized for six days.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota running back Trey Potts will miss the remainder of the season with an undisclosed injury serious enough to keep him hospitalized for six days after it occurred in the last game.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck challenged his team to respond Saturday.
Did it ever.
Trey Potts scored the go-ahead touchdown 70 seconds into the third quarter and the Golden Gophers defense pitched a second-half shutout to hold on for a 20-13 victory at Purdue.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After a troubling amount of long-gain lapses in the first two games of the season following a rough 2020, Minnesota's defense needed a change in mindset.
The message was simple: “We needed to go out there and have fun,” coach P.J.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has been forced to move forward without star running back Mohamed Ibrahim, trying to fend off those what-could-have-been thoughts that only serve to frustrate and distract.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With a senior-laden lineup led by running back Mo Ibrahim, Minnesota entered the season with a prime opportunity to bounce back from a rough year and compete with rivals Wisconsin and Iowa for the West Division title.
No. 4 Ohio State (0-0, 0-0 Big Ten) at Minnesota (0-0, 0-0 Big Ten), 8 p.m. EDT (Fox).
Line: Ohio State by 13 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — P.J. Fleck turned 40 last year, still one of the youngest major college football coaches in the country entering his fifth season at Minnesota.
Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck spoke for many coaches nationwide last December when he noted he still hadn’t shaken the hands of about half the prospects who were about to sign with his program.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Starting with his trademarked “Row the Boat” motto that touts energy, trust and optimism, University of Minnesota football coach P...
Sure, the destination is Detroit, not Pasadena, with not a palm tree in sight. And granted, the game will match a 6-6 team vs. a 7-5 squad on the day after Christmas. But for Gophers coach P.J. Fleck, the news that his team is going to the Quick Lane Bowl was the latest sign of progress for his program.
Madison, Wis. After a three-week audition in which the defense did a 180-degree turn, Joe Rossi was promoted to Gophers defensive coordinator by coach P.J. Fleck following Saturdays 37-15 victory over Wisconsin.
Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck on Sunday night announced that defensive coordinator Robb Smith has been relieved of his duties, one day after Minnesota lost 55-31 at Illinois and gave up 646 yards of offense to the Fighting Illini.
CHAMPAIGN, ILL. – And just like that, Shannon Brooks’ 2018 season is over after one game.
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck said after Saturday’s 55-31 loss at Illinois that Brooks, a senior running back, will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury suffered in last week’s victory over Indiana.
The 2017 Gophers football team won its three nonconference games by a combined 75 points. The 2018 Gophers won their three nonconference games by a combined 78 points.
The 2017 Gophers began their Big Ten schedule with a loss at home to Maryland, the first negative indicator of what would become an embarrassing season: a 2-7 conference record with many of the players who had gone 5-4 in the conference and won a bowl game the year before.
P.J. Fleck strode to the podium, looked over the stat sheet, then started to pour his heart out.
His Gophers football team had just defeated Fresno State 21-14 on Saturday night at TCF Bank Stadium and did so by rallying from a 14-13 fourth-quarter deficit and turning back the Bulldogs when they drove inside Minnesotas 5-yard line with less than 1:30 left.
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck is going all-in on his youth movement, naming true freshman Zack Annexstad as his starting quarterback on Monday for the Aug. 30 season opener against New Mexico State.
Annexstad, a preferred walk-on from Norseland, Minn., who played at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., won the job over redshirt freshman Tanner Morgan.
Zookeeper! coach P.J. Fleck yelled encouragingly during the Gophers open practice Friday at TCF Bank Stadium. Lets go!
A zookeeper? On the football field?
Yep, and in the Gophers case there are two of them.
When temperatures near 90 and humidity become oppressive, training camp for football players often can be an exercise in drudgery. Players are blocking and tackling teammates for days on end, with an actual game against an opponent still on the distant horizon.
For the past 35 years, the first Wednesday in February National Signing Day was a red-letter day in college football. Recruits would assemble in high school gyms packed with cheering classmates, pick among baseball caps adorned with logos of their college finalists and put pen to paper on their national letters of intent.
Yes, the Gophers football team had a rough year, getting shut out by Northwestern and Wisconsin in their final two games by a combined score of 70-0 and finishing with a 5-7 record (2-7 Big Ten). But P.J.
First-year Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck, 36, said Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh inspires him to continue being himself as he works his way up the college football coaching ranks.
The two will face each other Saturday night at Michigan Stadium when the Wolverines play Minnesota for the Little Brown Jug.
They’re separated by only 300 miles but seem to occupy different worlds.
Big city vs. college town. Hipster culture vs. agriculture. Young, energetic football coach vs. tried-and-true, consistent veteran.