January 6, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota might as well have been the deserts of Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945. We found out quickly, that when Mark Coyle hired PJ Fleck as the Gophers new head football coach, he was dropping an atomic bomb on everything we knew about college football in this state.

That’s how PJ wants you to feel. This is a new age of Minnesota Gophers football and Fleck’s been clear about that from the very beginning, which in itself, has brought plenty of critics. Striving for greatness really pisses some people off but he doesn’t care because, “we aren’t going back to that”.

PJ completely changed the culture across Gopher nation and, after posting 11 wins in 2019 for the first time since the early 1900’s, we’re all hoping he’s woken a sleeping football giant, in the University of Minnesota; a giant most thought was dead.