- Nov 20, 2008
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One thing that could make Tennessee attractive to Fleck - if you win at TN, you can be the biggest thing in the state - even over the NFL franchise.
In MN, the Gophers seem like they will always play 2nd fiddle to the Vikes.
I can see where, from a coaches' point of view, it would be fun to be the absolute "big dog" in town.
The perception is the NFL is far superior to B1G football for most sports fans and media locally. If the Gophers go on a Bama type NC run, you may see a shift in allegiance but that is what it is going to take personally.In MN, everyone else will play second fiddle to whoever is winning at the time. With so many options to choose from, and for whatever reason the personality of this state - there is a predominant bandwagon culture here.
The perception is the NFL is far superior to B1G football for most sports fans and media locally. If the Gophers go on a Bama type NC run, you may see a shift in allegiance but that is what it is going to take personally.
They are the winningest team to never win a Super Bowl. When you have a 60 year run with that kind of record it's not hard to figure out why the passion is high.I was always surprised at the passion around the Vikings. So many mediocre teams that could never get over the hump. If that’s the standard then folks should have loved most Gopher teams too.
Agreed, he likes to stir the pot and get people fired up. It's a bit sociopathic, but many in the media seem to trend in this direction. Hoping this is the case vs him being right.Was he using his sarcastic voice, or did he say it with some backing. Normally he's a sarcastic wise-ass.
From the same article: "It remains unclear if Fleck has any interest in the position."
Seems foolish to me to take that kind of risk given the backing he's had at and from the U, but the incentives for any individual vary.I presume every year the hounds will bring up PJ Fleck's name. It will get worst once they win a Big Ten Title.
Why would he want to leave the Gophers, the Big Ten for Tennessee? He has an AD who is a friend and backs him 100%. Does he and Heather want to abandon their midwestern roots?
That's just my humble opinion.
I know you wish the demise of everything UofM sports related, but just STFU.Feels like it's becoming more and more likely Fleck is leaving with the news that keeps coming out. First Dan, now this article, etc. The fact that his name keeps appearing doesn't bode well either.