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Report: Another Big Ten coach is drawing interest from the NFL

According to a report this morning, Minnesota head coach PJ Fleck is drawing interest from at least one NFL team.

Tom Pelissero shares this morning that at least one NFL team wants to interview the Gophers head coach, who just wrapped up his fourth season leading the program.

Fleck is 26-19 overall in Minnesota and put together an impressive 11-2 mark in 2019 where they tied for first place in the Big Ten West and won the Outback Bowl over Auburn to finish ranked in the top ten nationally. The Gophers went 3-4 this fall.

He quickly turned around Western Michigan from 2013-2016, going 1-11 his first season before posting back-to-back 8-5 marks in 2014 and 2015. The Broncos burst onto the national scene with a 13-1 mark, putting together 13 straight wins before earning a bid to a New Years Six bowl game, where they lost to Wisconsin 24-16 in the Cotton Bowl.

As Pelissero points out, Fleck is one of the only current FBS head coaches to both play, and coach in the NFL. He had a brief playing career with the San Fancisco 49ers at wide receiver, and coached the receivers for Tampa Bay under Greg Schiano in 2012.

Fleck joins Jim Harbaugh and Pat Fitzgerald as Big Ten coaches who have attracted recent interest from the NFL. Multiple NFL teams have reportedly reached out interested in Harbaugh and Fitz.

Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.