And a job with certainty of the ability to compete.IMO Fleck would have needed a large contract. 7 years at probably 6+ Million a year to leave for that job at this time.
This. If I was PJ or any other power 5 coach at a decent job, I wouldn't touch it.There is no way that PJ would want to go to Tennessee. It is a no win situation, just like Nebraska or Arkansas, etc... Schools that have a delusional fanbase that thinks they are Alabama and can never be satisfied. Yes, you can make money for a time, but it is a coaching dead end. PJ wants to be the identity of the program. He can do that at Minnesota, he is just the next “unsuccessful” coach at Tennessee.
Leipold is the first name that comes to my mind, too. (Bryan Harson would've been first to my mind, considering Coyle worked with him, until he took the Auburn job.) But that doesn't necessarily mean that's on the cheap. Our next coach will likely be a Group of Five head coach. It's mighty unlikely that we would be able to poach another P5 head coach -- most P5 schools can't. There are always one or two hot names, but like our last two hires, Leipold coaches in the MAC. It's hard to complain about what he's done there, although his age (56) works against him.I don't see PJ leaving for TN. But who knows if they or some other university were to back the Brinks truck to Edina, he could go.
As long as there is speculation on this matter, who would be on Heating Coyles short list?
I would say at this time, we'd go on the cheap. Hello Lance Leipold.
Back in the day Mason's flirtations with MSU and tOSU really bugged me.
In a better place now. Progress.
Makes a lot of sense, born in Cookeville, TN. Knows the southeast.seems like the Fleck to Tennessee idea is fading. updated articles talk about Napier, the Louisiana coach, as the person to go with.
Tennessee’s coaching search to replace Jeremy Pruitt has seen several names tossed around during the first week of the pursuit for the next program leader. Newathlonsports.com
I don't see why even doubling the money he makes now, just for the sake of money, is anything to PJ. I think it would have to be about more than the money.IMO Fleck would have needed a large contract. 7 years at probably 6+ Million a year to leave for that job at this time.
Strike while the iron is hot. You can set up your grandkids for life and have your money working for you the rest of your life.How much more money does he need to be happy in life? $4M in the Twin Cities ... like they said in Forrest Gump, "there's only so much money a man really needs ... the rest is just for showing off".
I suppose, to each his own.Strike while the iron is hot. You can set up your grandkids for life and have your money working for you the rest of your life.
Wasn't referring to this example specifically but saying if you can increase your earnings 50% overnight it will be appealing at just about any income level.I suppose, to each his own.
$4M to coach a respectable, competitive Gophers program where the fans respect you for winning 8 and worship you for winning 11 once in a while, to $6-7M to coach at Tennessee where anything less than Alabama they hate you. Doesn't compute to me.
Strike while the iron is hot. You can set up your grandkids for life and have your money working for you the rest of your life.
I'd much rather it be like Iowa
I'd much rather it be like Wisconsin
Ferentz's name came up every year for potential job openings throughout most of the 2000s. His agent was ruthless, using that to get multiple contract extensions and pay raises and other things like assistant raises. At one point Ferentz was the third highest paid coach in the entire country. His extension as recently as 2016 made him the 8th highest paid coach. It also validated him. "Turning down" NFL offers and staying at Iowa helped build his reputation.
I am probably in the minority, but I think it is a good thing to have PJ's name come up a lot. It says he is well regarded and we should be trumpeting that we have a coach in demand. It reinforces the idea that we have a big time guy. And every time he stays after his name comes up, it only validates that he wants to coach here. It just continues to build the brand.
Both?Good points. A few months ago long before PJ Fleck first took the Gophers job, I thought I saw an article about PJ chatting with Fitz at NW for pointers about coaching in the B1G. It is apparent that he wants to build a stable program.
I can see him staying here for the long haul and building his legacy once he starts winning consistently. He can leverage his position for staying in MN like you said get pay raises for his staff. We can continue to have program stability with assistant coaches knowing that they are here for the long haul if they wanted and put down roots for their families.
I honestly think he is going to be win titles. It takes 3-6 years to build a program.
If he wants to go to places in the SEC like Tennessee, it will be smart for him to get an enormously huge parachute not only for himself, but his coaching staff because there is a time bomb attached to the boat.
What does he want? More money or glory? Matthew 6:24
PJ Fleck shouldn’t come out and comment every time someone online floats his name with no truth to it
Starting over while making $7 million a year for several years is something I could do. It's basically winning the lottery. You wouldn't ever have to work again even if you were an absolute failure.Starting over right now in a new place would suck ass.