Anyone in favor of extending Fleck and making him one of the highest

I am as big a Fleck fan as is out there and I think he needs to get through this season before we anoint him our football savior. Beat Nebraska, Rutgers, and Maryland to go 8-0 and I might be so pumped up that I might change my mind.
As others have stated, let’s wait until he begins to knock off some quality opponents, like Wisconsin last year. Going 8-0 against the level of competition of their opponents thus far isn’t all that spectacular. Rutgers is garbage, Nebraska will probably not have their starting QB and they’ve been underwhelming at best. Then you got a Maryland team who got thumped by PSU and lost against Temple. Not exactly Top 25 material.

Knock off PSU, Wisconsin or win at Iowa and now you’ve got my attention.
 

Great Plains Gopher

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Pay him more to keep him from going to UCLA in a few years - or some equivalent of UCLA, a once-great team down on its coaching luck - like Tennessee. Yes, pay him more, make him comfortable so he stays 10-15 years.
 

Otis

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If we make it to 9-0 then yeah, lock him up.

Till then, you have to wait till the period between the end of the season and the bowl game.

Of course, that lets all the teams who fired their coach come calling. So, maybe the week of the Axe game if it is for the B1G West title.
 

Rescooter

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Pay him more to keep him from going to UCLA in a few years - or some equivalent of UCLA, a once-great team down on its coaching luck - like Tennessee. Yes, pay him more, make him comfortable so he stays 10-15 years.
This is an area I can add something to, since I have experience.

You need to strike before interest heats up and you find yourself in negotiations that include several other Helmet Schools. It's more efficient at this point and the bidding for his talents are minimal right now (middle of season and still mostly under the radar). Coyle has some goal and objectives that have needed to be reached by now ... and in most circumstances those have been met and exceeded (see APR). The relationship between Fleck and Coyle is good at this point, but you wait and suddenly other schools get in the mix (all making promises, throwing dollars, and overall sweetening the pot).

Shut everyone down before other schools come calling.

Look at this transaction like buying stocks. Do your research, enter in at lower levels and buy and hold before the hype. Once the news is out, it's too late.
 

TurfGopher

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Assuming he can rack up a 10 win season here, he gone. I'm sure he will spurn a huge offer from the U to go to a bigger media market. Obviously PJ loves the spotlight and there are much brighter lights elsewhere. All we can do is say thanks for the ride, its been really fun so far.
 

OddStack

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Assuming he can rack up a 10 win season here, he gone. I'm sure he will spurn a huge offer from the U to go to a bigger media market. Obviously PJ loves the spotlight and there are much brighter lights elsewhere. All we can do is say thanks for the ride, its been really fun so far.
Hard to find in college football as far as helmet schools go. Larger fan bases, more program interest, higher coach salary....yes; however, media market....not so much.
 

OddStack

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gopherjay

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We beat Wisconsin once in the last 2000 years, we beat a bad Georgia state team in a exhibition game and we are 5-0 against weak competition, all positive. November will say a lot about the real PJ Fleck and if he is a "coach". If we can get to the BIG championship, maybe win it or go to a decent Jan 1 bowl, then we can talk a light extension. Win next year then we can talk more seriously about it. It might not matter what money is offered or how the contract may play out, it might be Fleck is looking for a bigger job.
 

MNVCGUY

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Assuming he can rack up a 10 win season here, he gone. I'm sure he will spurn a huge offer from the U to go to a bigger media market. Obviously PJ loves the spotlight and there are much brighter lights elsewhere. All we can do is say thanks for the ride, its been really fun so far.
Or maybe, just maybe the U isn't a stepping stone job and he will realize he can compete for championships at a place that has embraced his row the boat culture and will back him along the way. We are not a MAC school where their coaches get poached all the time. Time to let go of the Lou Holtz drama and stop assuming that our coach is going to abandon us the moment he has some success.
 

LakerFan

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Sort of Risk Reward, Let's say that 90% of the likely outcomes this year lie between 7-5 and 10-2. If you wait and the season goes towards the south end of that, probably save some money,but if we get to 10 wins this year and have to sign after that, it's going to cost a lot more.
 

WAGopher

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If Fleck wins the B1G West, the first thing Coyle should do is offer him an extension and raise. Fleck needs to know the U will take care of him for being successful. More money for coordinators and coaches should be part of it.
 

MNfootballfan

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Or maybe, just maybe the U isn't a stepping stone job and he will realize he can compete for championships at a place that has embraced his row the boat culture and will back him along the way. We are not a MAC school where their coaches get poached all the time. Time to let go of the Lou Holtz drama and stop assuming that our coach is going to abandon us the moment he has some success.
This is kind of where I am at too. Not saying PJ wouldn't leave for a "better" opportunity but the fact is there just aren't that many college football jobs better than a head football coach in the Big 10.

Someone smarter than me can figure this out, but how many P5 coaches have left directly to another P5 job. I can only think of Franklin going from Vanderbilt to Penn State. I am sure there are others but can't think of them...
 

PMWinSTP

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This is an area I can add something to, since I have experience.

You need to strike before interest heats up and you find yourself in negotiations that include several other Helmet Schools. It's more efficient at this point and the bidding for his talents are minimal right now (middle of season and still mostly under the radar). Coyle has some goal and objectives that have needed to be reached by now ... and in most circumstances those have been met and exceeded (see APR). The relationship between Fleck and Coyle is good at this point, but you wait and suddenly other schools get in the mix (all making promises, throwing dollars, and overall sweetening the pot).

Shut everyone down before other schools come calling.

Look at this transaction like buying stocks. Do your research, enter in at lower levels and buy and hold before the hype. Once the news is out, it's too late.
Yeah, no. Prove it season for Fleck. He is paid handsomely for the results thus far. I've said since before last season that this would be the year for him to get 9+ wins and then Coyle will back up the brinks truck. There are very few "helmet" schools who target Fleck. Said last year I thought the only high profile schools that would have interest might be USC and UCLA.
 

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