by: Daniel House (@DanielHouseNFL)
When P.J. Fleck was hired as Minnesota’s new head coach in 2017, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit knew it was only a matter of time before he changed the Gophers’ program. Herbstreit saw Fleck transform Western Michigan and lead the Broncos to a Cotton Bowl. The only question he had - how long would it take in Minnesota?
“To me, it wasn’t a matter of if he’d do it, it was more about when. Not being here, I don’t know the commitment from the athletic department until I’ve been here and seen what he’s done in the past couple of years.