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P.J. Fleck leaves Western Michigan for Minnesota job

After four years as head coach at Western Michigan, P.J. Fleck has moved on to bigger things.

Fleck has announced he is leaving Western Michigan to become the head coach at Minnesota, Western Michigan Athletic Director Kathy Beauregard announced. Fleck compiled a 30-22 record in four seasons, including a 13-1 record and a Cotton Bowl loss to Wisconsin. Western Michigan won the MAC this year, their first conference title since 1988. It's an impressive turnaround from the 1-11 record he compiled in his first year as coach in 2013.

"The Western Michigan Division of Intercollegiate Athletics has been informed head football coach P.J. Fleck intends to accept the head football coach position at the University of Minnesota," Western Michigan said in a statement. "Western Michigan University intends to commence a national search immediately."

Fleck won't be able to bring the signature "Row the boat" saying with him -- that was trademarked by Western Michigan in 2015.

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