MINNEAPOLIS (AP) P.J. Fleck is leaving Western Michigan and heading to Minnesota to coach its reeling football program.
Western Michigan announced Friday that Fleck has informed the school that he is leaving for the Golden Gophers.
His decision comes three days after Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle fired Tracy Claeys following a standoff between the team’s players and the administration over the suspension of 10 players in connection with sexual assault allegations.
Fleck guided the Broncos to a 13-1 record this season and a spot in the Cotton Bowl, where they lost 24-16 to Wisconsin.
The 36-year-old whirlwind went 30-22 in four years at Western Michigan, with three bowl appearances.
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While top prospect Josh Allen did nothing to jeopardize his stock for the North All-Stars, it was Richmond senior QB Kyle Lauletta who stole the show by tossing three TD passes for the South All-Stars.
While Mark Dantonio said accusations of the Michigan State football program mishandling sexual assault allegations are "completely false," basketball coach Tom Izzo declined to get into specifics Friday night.